Allegro CL 9.0 should be ready for Beta testing early April, 2012. The major new feature in Allegro CL 9.0 is Symmetric MultiProcessing (SMP). This allows separate Lisp threads to run on separate hardware processors, potentially significantly reducing execution time on multiprocessor machines. SMP is available on the Windows, Linux and Mac platforms. It is not available on FreeBSD and Solaris platforms. All platforms do have non-SMP versions of Allegro CL 9.0.beta. Common Graphics, the IDE, and CLIM are only available on the non-SMP versions of Allegro CL 9.0.
Users should be aware that programs which ran correctly in a non-SMP Lisp may produce incorrect results in an SMP Lisp unless issues like separate processes both modifying the value of the same variable are handled correctly. (Wrapping code with the without-interrupts macro protected variables from being modified by two processes at once in a non-SMP Lisp but this does not work in an SMP Lisp.) Although release 8.2 did not support SMP, operators designed to assist in SMP programming were implemented. This issue and the operators are discussed in the 8.2 version of smp.htm. That document (and its 9.0.beta update which will be available when 9.0.beta is released) is a good starting place for users interested in trying the SMP Lisp.
There are also numerous other enhancements in 9.0.beta. Users interested in becoming beta testers should contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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As part of Project Halo, Vulcan Inc.'s staged, long-range research effort towards the development of a "Digital Aristotle", SRI has developed AURA to allow subject matter experts (SMEs), for example, biologists, physicists, and chemists, and scientific educators to formulate knowledge and questions to query that knowledge, with an ever-decreasing reliance on knowledge engineers. As part of this effort, SRI have developed "Inquire: A Textbook with Knowledge Representation and Reasoning".
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April 30th to May 1st - Univ of Zadar, Croatia
The purpose of the European Lisp Symposium is to provide a forum for the discussion and dissemination of all aspects of design, implementation and application of any of the Lisp and Lisp-inspired dialects, including Common Lisp, Scheme, Emacs Lisp, AutoLisp, ISLISP, Dylan, Clojure, ACL2, ECMAScript, Racket, SKILL, and so on. We encourage everyone interested in Lisp to participate.
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Kyoto, Japan - Oct. 21-24
The Association of Lisp Users is pleased to announce the 2012 International Lisp Conference will be held in Kyoto, Japan at Miyakomesse from October 21st to 24th, 2012.
This year's program consists of tutorials at beginners' and advanced
levels, prominent invited speakers from the Lisp communities, an
excellent technical session, tours of Jidai-Matsuri: festival enjoyed
by people of all ages, participating in its historical reenactment
parade dressed in authentic costumes representing various periods, and
characters in Japanese feudal history.
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