%T Legacy of the Transputer
%A Ruth Ivimey-Cook
%E Barry M. Cook
%B Proceedings of WoTUG\-22: Architectures, Languages and Techniques for Concurrent Systems
%X The Inmos transputer was more than a family of processor
chips; it was a concept, a new way of looking at system
design problems. In many ways that concept lives on in the
hardware design houses of today, using macrocells and
programmable logic. New Intellectual Property (IP) design
houses now specialise in the market the transputer
originally addressed, but in many cases the multi\-threaded
software written for that hardware is still designed and
written using the techniques of the earlier sequential
systems. The paper discusses the original aims of the
transputer as a system design component, how they have been
addressed over the intervening decades and where we should
be focussing our thoughts for the new millennium.
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