Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 21st Mar 2014 22:58 UTC, submitted by axelmuhr
OSNews, Generic OSes

This is a project for breathing new live in Helios, an OS from the 90's. Helios was developed by the (now defunct) company called Perihelion Ltd., mainly targeting the INMOS Transputer but later adding other CPUs like the ARM series or TMS320c4x DSPs when INMOS' decline became clear.

The project's website has more details.

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Fascinating.
by lproven on Sat 22nd Mar 2014 11:10 UTC
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More info than I've ever read about Helios before. I didn't realise it lacked memory protection and was essentially one-task-per-Transputer before. That is more limited than I realised.

But still... I wonder if it could be ported to run on a Tilera chip?

http://www.tilera.com/products/processors/TILE-Gx_Family

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