The ButterflyTM Lisp System


This paper describes the Common Lisp system that BBN is developing for its ButterflyTM multiprocessor. The BBN ButterflyTM is a shared memory multiprocessor which may contain up to 256 processor nodes. The system provides a shared heap, parallel garbage collector, and window based I/O system. The future construct is used to specify parallelism. THE… (More)


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