SYMBOL: a large experimental system exploring major hardware replacement of software

@inproceedings{Smith1971SYMBOLAL,
  title={SYMBOL: a large experimental system exploring major hardware replacement of software},
  author={William R. Smith and Rex Rice and Gilman D. Chesley and Theodore A. Laliotis and Stephen F. Lundstrom and Myron A. Calhoun and Lawrence D. Gerould and Thomas G. Cook},
  booktitle={AFIPS Spring Joint Computing Conference},
  year={1971}
}
The SYMBOL system is the result of a major developmental effort to increase the functional capability of hardware. Part of the charter of the broad based project was to reexamine the traditional division between hardware and software, to reexamine the respective roles of program instruction and data storage, and to reduce the overall complexity and cost of computing. In order to adequately evaluate the concepts that had been developed it was concluded that an experimental, usable, real system… CONTINUE READING