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Re. transputer designer?

Forwarding from David May (who has a temp problem stopping him from
mailing this list directly) ...

Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2001 21:17:28 +0000 (GMT)
From: David May <dave@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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To: "Campbell, John" <John.Campbell@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
cc: java-threads <java-threads@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: transputer designer?


I did the transputer instruction set - I was lead architect
at Inmos for the transputer stuff - and the context switch -
and the implementation of the process initiation, termination,
communication, alternation, prioritisation, timers etc were
done by me and my group. Lots of the detailed work on the
microcode implementation was done by Roger Shepherd
(still at STMicroelectronics). And I can give you lots more
names if it's useful!

And I am still working in this area - and I am a long way
ahead of the transputer architecture!

Best wishes

David May

On Mon, 26 Nov 2001, Campbell, John wrote:

> Hi
> Does anyone know who the designer was that was responsible
> for the Transputer's fast context switch?  The question came
> up on another list, and I thought it likey that someone on
> this list would know. -jc