The Transputer was a revolutionary machine designed at Inmos during the 1980s together with the parallel programming language Occam. The intention was to develop a device that could be used as a building block for large parallel networks. The Transputer was in many ways ahead of its time.
We are David Keller and Andrés Amaya García, two final year Computer Science students at the University of Bristol endeavouring to make computers more ubiquitous and widespread. As strong advocates of the Internet of Things (IoT) and wearable computing, we recognise that concurrency management and connectivity are paramount for developing any kind of product. However, we have found that the current platforms in the market are difficult to use and unsuitable for this purpose.
Hence with the help of Prof. David May, the lead architect of the Transputer at Inmos, we aim to modernise the original design. In due time, we hope to make our work publicly available so that everyone can use it to create new and exciting ideas.