LISP implementations on small machines

Phil Budne phil at
Thu Oct 3 19:15:04 CDT 2019

Noel wrote:
> The PDP-6 and KA10 (basically a re-implementation of the PDP-6 architecture)
> both had cheapo versions where addresses 0-15 were in main memory, but also
> had an option for real registers, e.g. in the PDP-6: "The Type 162 Fast
> Memory Module contains 16 words with a 0.4 usecond cycle." The KA10 has
> a similar "fast memory option".
p 1-1 (pdf pg 13) says the CPU options were:

KE10  Extended Order Code (byte instructions)
KT10  Memory Protection and Relocation
KT10A Double Memory Protection and Relocation
KM10  Fast Registers

Elsewhere I have the note the the fast registers had 0.21 microsecond
access time.

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