transputers were made by INMOS in the late '80s and early '90s. They had a simple registerless architecture, 4 bidirectional communications links, and a simple programming model. INMOS wanted us to use Occam based upon CSP (see Hoare), but most of us in the US just didn't get it. The chip later died from chronic lack of interest in the mainstream and lost their edge. Bummer. See Cogent Research and Topologix.

A processor made by Inmos, considered revolutionary at the time it was introduced (late 80s/early 90s) because it was designed to be deployed in arrays or "farms" of CPUs for parallel processing. Programmed in a high-level language called Occam-2. The IDE featured a folding editor called "F" that I thought was a Good Thing.

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