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%T A high level software and environment for transputer based systems
%A Adrian J. West, Peter C. Capon
%E Stephen J. Turner
%B OUG\-12: Tools and Techniques for Transputer Applications
%X At Manchester we have a rack of Transputers that we use for
   research into parallel architectures[CGK86,AEK89]. These
   architectures are investigated by simulation, and some
   experience of this has already been gained. Currently,
   simulations are written in occam and drive the rack
   directly; a coding process that is rather slow, error prone
   and requires particular knowledge of the Manchester rack.We
   intend to provide a higher level environment that allows a
   more rapid and secure development to be achieved. As occam
   has been found to be a natural and flexible medium for
   expressing functional simulations, it has been retained in
   preference to a dedicated simulation language. The tools
   discussed in this paper are therefore applicable to occam
   programming generally, and will be used for the development
   of applications other than simulation.

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