Transputer ... ?

From: Peter Joules <>
Date: Tue Mar 13 14:56:40 2001

On Mon, 12 Mar 2001, Tony Duell wrote:

> I am guessing here, but I think the transputer did not sell well because
> it was somewhat mismarketed by Inmos. They sold it as a building block
> for parallel computers, and it's a well-known fact that many real-world
> problems don't parallelise at all easily. So parallel computers were not
> that widely used.

I assume that this is the 'supercomputer in a suitcase' about which New
Scientist wrote at the time of the launch of the transputer is it.
Received on Tue Mar 13 2001 - 14:56:40 GMT

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