Multithreaded hardware (LispMs)
aijones2 at bsu.edu
Sun Jun 24 13:51:09 CDT 2007
> Message: 29
> Date: Sun, 24 Jun 2007 07:38:46 -0400
> From: Brad Parker <brad at heeltoe.com>
> Subject: Re: Multithreaded hardware
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> I believe the Symbolics 3600 has support for multiple tasks in hardware
> at the microcode level. Unfortunately internals of the 3600 are hard to
> come by, but I keep digging.
> (I found someone the other day who worked on a "lisp risc machine" FPGA at
> Symbolics. He says he may have some tapes... :-)
Symbolics last hardware products used a sort of lisp-machine-on-a-chip
developed for use inside ATM networking gear (AT&T, maybe?). I think
that may be what the "Zora" was. Google's not being very helpful on
this one. My memory's not that good, and whatever I originally read was
apocryphal at best.
I could be wrong, but I think the NXP1000 (the final, headless
workstation) used a similar chipset after the other project fizzled.
The only relevant link I can find is
If you find out anything interesting from your acquaintance with the
tapes, you had better post it.
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