Lisp Machine


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Lisp Machine

(architecture)
Any machine (whether notional or actual) whose instruction set is Lisp.

Lisp Machine

(hardware, operating system)
A line of workstations made by Symbolics, Inc. from the mid-1970s (having grown out of the MIT AI Lab) to late 1980s. All system code for Symbolics Lisp Machines was written in Lisp Machine Lisp. Symbolics Lisp Machines were also notable for having had space-cadet keyboards.

Lisp Machine Museum.
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The Lisp Machine was the first commercially available "workstation" (although that word had not yet been coined).
Working as a software engineer for a subsidiary of Texas Instruments, she designed and developed applications for the TI Explorer Lisp Machine, including Expert Systems for the Israeli Air Force.
Rando was Vice President and General Manager of Customer Service and Support for NEC Computer Systems Division, and held senior management positions with Digital Equipment Corporation, Bull, Motorola Codex, NETRIX Corporation and LISP Machine.
Pedersen began his career at Xerox' Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), in the Lisp Machine Business Unit where he helped developed an integrated, lisp-based, programming environment.
After almost four years, he joined Lisp Machine, Inc.
Hawkinson was Manager of Expert System Development for the Process Systems Division of LISP Machine, Inc.
Unfortunately, ART was only available on special purpose Lisp machines which limited its applicability in commercial markets where VAX were more acceptable.
Fujitsu, Lisp Machines, Incorporated, Symbolics, Incorporated, and Xerox Corporation, Apollo Computer, Incorporated recently extended its programming language base with Domain Lisp, allowing AI applications to run on its workstations.