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The Implementation and Optimization of Portable Standard LISP for the CRAY.

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  • Portable Standard LISP (PSL), a dialect of LISP developed at the University of Utah, has been implemented and optimized for the CRAY 1 and CRAY X-MP supercomputers. This version uses a new implementation technique that permits a step-by-step development of the PSL kernel. The initial CRAY version was acceptable, although the execution speed of the PSL was not as fast as had been anticipated. CRAY-specific optimizations were undertaken that in some cases provided a ten-fold speed improvement, resulting in a fast LISP implementation.

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Author:J. Anderson, W. Galway, R. Kessler, Herbert Melenk, Winfried Neun
Document Type:ZIB-Report
Date of first Publication:1987/01/15
Series (Serial Number):ZIB-Report (SC-87-01)
Published in:Appeared in: IEEE Software Vol.4, No. 4, July 1987, pp. 74-83. Titel: Implementation and Optimizing LISP for the CRAY
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