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  title = "{H}ost-independent access to transputers",
  author= "Peel, Roger M. A.",
  editor= "Turner, Stephen J.",
  pages = "132--137",
  booktitle= "{OUG}-12: {T}ools and {T}echniques for {T}ransputer {A}pplications",
  isbn= "90 5199 029 4",
  year= "1990",
  month= "mar",
  abstract= "Most Transputer development software is designed to run on
     Transputer hardware. The most common access mechanism to
     such facilities uses a Transputer card plugged directly into
     the expansion bus of a personal computer, workstation or
     minicomputer. The problem with this scheme is that the host
     machine must pass all communications to the Transputer, and
     thus must be involved even if the communication originated
     on another computer networked to this host. In addition,
     there is a physical limit to the number of Transputer cards
     which may be accommodated and individually controlled within
     each host.In order to support large populations of users
     economically, the author has developed a Transputer-based
     Ethernet peripheral which can communicate directly with
     networked host processors, and supports multiple target
     Transputers, each running an enhanced version of the
     standard INMOS Iserver. Each target Transputer is therefore
     capable of running the Transputer Development System and the
     standalone Toolkit compilers, as well as user's application
     programs. In addition, capabilities are provided for
     reserving clusters of client Transputers for the execution
     of multi-Transputer applications."

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