Ceres is the name of the Swiss computer scientist Niklaus Wirth developed in 1986 computer system. Base was a 32-bit processor ( NS320xx ). From its developer and the associated operating system ETH Oberon system with the same programming language, Oberon has been programmed. The computers were used to about 2003 on the education of computer science students at ETH Zurich. The ETH Oberon system has been ported over time to other platforms such as Windows or Solaris to be independent of the old and now error-prone Ceres hardware.
The name Ceres comes from the Roman goddess of agriculture.