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transputer

(processor, parallel)
(Note lower case) A family of microprocessors from Inmos with interprocessor links, programmable in occam.

transputer

(TRANSistor comPUTER) A microprocessor architecture in the early 1980s from British semiconductor company Inmos Limited that contained a CPU, memory and communications capability on a single chip. Chips were strung together in hypercube or grid-like patterns to create parallel processing machines for scientific, real-time control and AI applications. Although newer superscalar CPU designs obsoleted the transputer, the same parallel architecture is today embodied in clusters of computers. Inmos was acquired by SGS-Thomson in 1989, which later became STMicroelectronics. See occam.
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Supporting a rapid prototyping system for distributed algorithms on a transputer network.
Implementation and use of Level 3 BLAS kernels on a Transputer T800 ring network.
The dynamic database (DDB as it was called at that time, now dynamic object database [DOB] shown by the horizontal spatial bar, left) functioned as a distribution platform to all clients; in a transputer network, this function could be performed by any processing node.
The closest type of system to iWarp is the transputer, but iWarp can outperform today's transputers by a factor of 10.
Software controlled shared virtual memory management on a transputer based multiprocessor.
To combat these obstacles, the new NDC gauge relies on a new stabilized scanning frame and new electromagnetic sensor with an on-board transputer to correct for the dynamic distance changes.
With regard to the EW sector, MEL has identified naval ESM as its primary niche market and is addressing it with a range of equipment based on an evolving portfolio of modular subsystems, including, among others, a proprietary digital channelized receiver, transputer cards for parallel processing, specialized antenna arrays and an 18-MIP pulse analyzer; all backed up with a new generation of in-house software, much of which is written in Ada.
The output signal, approximately 900 Hz for a vehicle traveling at 30 MPH, is amplified and filtered, and then processed using a microprocessor and transputer array.
An active research program utilizes an extensive array of computing facilities: SUN, DEC, and NeXT workstations, STARDENT 3000 Super Minicomputer, 40-node transputer network, and fiber-optic connections to a University-wide network accessing Bitnet, Internet and NYSER-net, among others.
with the INMOS transputer, a computation unit can be connected to up to four neighbors, typically located right, left, up and down).
Facilities include more than 60 workstations, one 16-node nCUBE parallel computer, one 16-node Transputer, two CONVEX C120 minisupercomputers, and many PCs.