Lisp chips increase power with symbolic processing

Neil Weste*

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With more recent advances in VLSI technology, Lisp CPUs have been reduced to the chip level, placing the CPU component of Lisp machines on the same cost and performance curve as 32-bit microprocessors. The cost and size advantages of these new chip-level Lisp CPUs, combined with the powerful capabilities of symbolic-processing software techniques, give system designers new capabilities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-87
Number of pages5
JournalElectronic Systems Technology and Design/Computer Design's
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 1987


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