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%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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