The Transputer was actually a very simple and elegant
design -- and very
Yes. I used a couple for my Ph.D. work and I've yet to see a processor
that is easier to interface or program.
I feel that they were intially mis-marketed. They were pushed as a
processr for doing parallel processing (which in a sense is true) with
the result that peopel ignored them becuase they didn't need to do
parallel processing. In fact ther wrre a very nice _microcontroller_.
They were almost ideal for high-performance embedded systems -- like
fast data acquistion devices (what I used them for) and the like.
fast for its time. Not sure that the x86 family can
claim the same.