>Tony Finch wrote:
>> Actually, you've pretty much reinvented the transputer here. MISC,
>> memory on chip, scale the system by adding CPUs.
>Not quite, there's a lot of ground Inmos hasn't even begun to cover.
Hmm. The T9 had MISC, instruction grouping to get multiple
instructions completed in a single cycle, MIMD on a module scale
(although not with the degree of integration you are talking about),
very high density code (stack-based, one byte per instruction for
common operations), on-chip CPU, RAM, and programmable communication
links. It doesn't have SIMD (although the FPU may have had some
support for that -- dunno) or very wide buses or WAN scalability.
7 out of 9 isn't bad. Some of the chips even worked, albeit slowly :-)
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