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Inmos
What a company this was - as far as I know it introduced the concept of low-end multiprocessor machines with it's 'Transputer'. I remember a demonstration on BBC TV's Tomorrow's World programme featuring a Transputer machine running the multi-tasking (and possibly multi-threaded) OS OCCAM in which some butterflies flew off one monitor screen and onto another one.....absolutely mindboggling in its day to the likes of me. Fortunately one of my fellow collectors used to work at Inmos and he's donated some transputer modules to the museum - cheers John :)
transputers
Shown are 4 CPU modules, 4 transputer chips and a humble Sharp Z80 CPU.

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