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Re: Occam-Tau - the natural successor to Occam-Pi

Hello Peter,

Has anyone ported Transputer occam (i.e. with high priority processes) to the XMOS, or has the Transterpreter been gotten to work on the XMOS yet?


On Sep 27, 2012, at 10:58 AM, P.H.Welch <P.H.Welch@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi Beau,
>> However for my sins these days I spend quite a bit of my time writing
>> VHDL for the FPGA based instrumentation I design for my experiments.
>> And I keep looking at the concept of the multiple soft processors with
>> fast interconnection links that can fit on these chips.
>> Is there any possibility of any of these Occam related parallel
>> languages  being of use for sitting inside / generating code for these
>> soft processors, on a reasonable time-scale ?
> Take a look at:
>  http://www.xmos.com/
> This was founded by David May (chief architect for the transputer and occam)
> and others a few years ago.  They are targetting (I think) customers with
> needs exactly like those you describe.  Their XC language is a specialised
> derivative from occam and their chips seem designed as FPGA replacements:
> soft hardware re-programmable in an occam-like manner with very sleek
> hardware support for concurrency (up to 32 processes anyway).
> Cheers,
> Peter.