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Tue Nov 27 10:42:04 CST 2007
On Tue, Nov 27, 2007 at 01:48:19AM -0500, Sridhar Ayengar wrote:
> Chris Kennedy wrote:
> >>What is a Symbolics 1200XZL ... I got the feeling it is lisp from that
> >It's a Lisp machine based on the single-chip Ivory VLSI implementation.
> > HP did the actual fab in 2, 1.5 and ultimately one micron CMOS.
> >Figure at least twice as fast as a 3600 class machine and a lot smaller.
> > Would decidedly be a fun toy to have.
> I'm wondering how a machine like this would compare performance-wise to
> a new design using a Symbolics-compatible LISP machine blown into a
> top-end FPGA. Would it easily fit? Would it perform well?
There are people working on something like this:
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and
looks like work." -- Thomas A. Edison
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