Many thanks to Martin Brachwitz who donated a Model-3
I recommend Rainer Joswig's home page
for additional material (see, e.g., here).
Symbolics Lisp Machine Museum provided by Ralf Möller
Symbolics Inc. was the premier producer of general-purpose computer systems for running and developing state-of-the-art
object-oriented programs in Lisp. It designed and built workstations as well as writing a fully object-oriented operating system
and development environment called "Genera" to run on those workstations.
Symbolics Technology, Inc. is a private company which has acquired the
assets of the old public company called Symbolics, Inc. Now,
Open Genera is available as a software product for DEC Alpha processors.
For information on latest
state-of-the-art products see the home page of
Symbolics Technology Inc.
Macintosh Centris (68040), Symbolics Ivory Model-3 Nubus
Symbolics keyboard and mouse, Sony LCD screen (picture courtesy of R. Joswig)
System Software Exhibitions
Application Software Exhibitions
- Macsyma: Symbolic Mathematics
- Scope: Symbolic and Numeric Image Processing
- ImagCalc: Computer Vision System
- Leonardo: Computer Graphics
- Concordia: An Environment for Creating, Maintaining and Distributing Very Large Documentation Sets with Very Long Life Cycles
- KEE: Knowledge Engineering Environment
- NAOS: Trajectory Editor and Event Recognition System
- CL-HTTP: The
Common Lisp HTTP Server is actively supported and therefore not really part of the museum exhibitions (but interesting for
the community). It is available also for other Lisp platforms
- Joshua: An Extensible Software Product for Building and Delivering Expert System Applications
- S-Products: Computer Graphics and Animation Development Environment
- Plexi: Neural Network Simulation System
Exhibitions in Other Collections
Some Hacks, Private Patches and Installation Information
Precursors and Competitors
Please drop me a note if you have more articles related to
the hardware and software architecture of Symbolics machines. Other material is also welcome.
Thanks to Paolo Amoroso, James Crippen, Rainer Joswig, Hannu Koivisto, Peter Paine, Lasse Rasinen, Kalman Reti and Michael Wessel.
Last modified: Thu Jan 25 14:07:52 MET 2001
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