The Inmos Transputer Microprocessor - A Design for Parallel Computing


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About this Artwork

This artwork is a mixed media display celebrating the Inmos Transputer. The Inmos Transputer was a revolutionary microprocessor that has influenced computer design for generations. In the 1980’s, there was a concern that microprocessors were nearing their limits in terms of density and speed. The Transputer was designed to be a fundamental building block of a parallel processing computer. In addition to having the basic Control Unit and Arithmetic & Logic Units of traditional microprocessors, the Transputer had built-in RAM, RAM controller, and bus controller. Most importantly, the Transputer provided high-speed serial communications that allowed each processor to directly connect to four other processors. These links allowed large parallel computing networks to be implemented.

This artwork includes 3 major items. It has a large image of an Inmos Transputer chip. On the back are the artist’s signature and a narrative describing the artwork and the Transputer. The artwork includes an Inmos T8 Transputer chip.


    The artwork is framed in an 11"x14" black shadow box frame, with glass. All framing materials are acid-free. A narrative about the artwork that includes the artist’s signature is placed on the back of the artwork.

    Please note:  The look of the artifacts in the artworks may vary, each piece is unique.