A description is given of the VLSI implementation of a third-generation symbolic processor optimized for the Lisp language. The design effort has resulted in a single-chip implementation of a complete CPU which efficiently executes Lisp primitives and offers performances, system integration, and manufacturability advantages over current approaches to Lisp processors. These advantages are outlined.
|Title of host publication||1987 IEEE International Conference on Computer Design, VLSI in computers & processors : ICCD '87, Rye Town Hilton, Rye Brook, N.Y.|
|Place of Publication||Washington, DC|
|Publisher||Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 1987|