Transputer documentation required

From: Doug Yowza <>
Date: Fri Jul 17 16:38:41 1998

On Fri, 17 Jul 1998, Sam Ismail wrote:

> Communication channel limitations aside, isn't the computational increase
> supposed to be exponential, rather than simply geometrical (or is that
> arithmatical?)

No, I think an exponential (or geometrical) increase would violate a law
of thermodynamics :-) The best you can ever hope for is a linear increase
with the number of processors, but nobody even gets that.

-- Doug
Received on Fri Jul 17 1998 - 16:38:41 BST

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