Last Updated on: 9th November 2023, 11:51 am
Web site: www.meiko.com
Origin: United Kingdom
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: SPARC, Intel i860, Sun-3/Sun-4
Based on: Minix
The last version | Released: 3.06 | 1991
MeikOS (also: Meikos or MEiKOS) – a Unix-like transputer operating system developed for the Computing Surface during the late 1980s.
Meiko Scientific was founded in 1985 after Inmos management recommended a delay in the introduction of the transputer. The transputer development team headed by Miles Chesney resigned from Inmos and formed Meiko to exploit the new parallel processing technology. Nine weeks later they demonstrated a transputer system at the SIGGRAPH graphics trade show in San Francisco in July 1985. The Computing Surface which developed from it became commercially available in 1986.
Meiko is one of the pioneers of low latency scalable systems constructed from commodity processors, which transformed supercomputing.