|Title:||A Personal Perspective on The State of Parallel Processing on the Transputer's 30th Anniversary|
|Conference:||Communicating Process Architectures 2014|
This year is 30 years since the Transputer's birthday in 1984. This talk reviews some of the achievements in parallel processing that are down to the Transputer and some that are not. It is born out of a review paper, currently in preparation on this topic, which will be available in draft form at the talk. The aim, when complete, is to cover developments and acceptance of parallel processing ideas both for hardware (from, for example, the CDC 6600) and software (where occam lies somewhere in the middle ... or the future). Key papers and technologies will be referenced to highlight progress over the decades – bearing in mind the question mark at the end of the title of Roger Shepherd's Keynote presentation!
Collaborators are actively sought to expand on those areas this author is not well versed in, with a view to publication as co-authors in the not too distant future.