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Overview

Informatics main thrust in the technology area was the transputer.

Early in 1987, SERC and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTl) launched a coordinated programme on the Engineering Applications of Transputers. The INMOS transputer was the first effective microprocessor on the market designed to work in a parallel processing environment. The primary aim of the Initiative was to capitalise on UK strength in parallel processing research by the transfer of this expertise into UK industry. A Working Party of the Computing Facilities Committee (CFC) made a number of recommendations in October 1986 which form the basis of the programme. A small coordination team at RAL spent 1987 getting the Initiative started.

The main components of the Programme were:

Transputer

Transputer
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Transputer

Transputer
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