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Stanford University Medical Experimental Computer Resource (SUMEX) Records
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SUMEX-AIM (Stanford University Medical Experimental Computer for Artificial Intelligence in Medicine) TENEX computer files Accession ARCH-2007-156 1974-1983

Physical Description: 18739.2 megabyte(s)(246,431 files in 5,218 directories)

Scope and Contents

The SUMEX-AIM network was a nationally-shared computing resource devoted entirely to designing AI applications for the biomedical sciences. Headed by Ed Feigenbaum and Joshua Lederberg, it demonstrated the power of the ARPAnet for scientific collaboration.
SUMEX-AIM was built using LISP (INTERLISP), one of the earliest high-level programming languages, which introduced many ideas such as garbage collection, recursive functions, symbolic expressions, and dynamic type-checking. INTERLISP was a programming environment built around a version of the Lisp programming language. Interlisp development began in 1967 at Bolt, Beranek and Newman in Cambridge, Massachusetts as BBN LISP, which ran on PDP-10 machines running the TENEX operating system. When Danny Bobrow, Warren Teitelman and Ronald Kaplan moved from BBN to Xerox PARC, it was renamed Interlisp. Interlisp became a popular Lisp development tool for AI researchers at Stanford University and elsewhere in the DARPA community. Interlisp was notable for the integration of interactive development tools into the environment, such as a debugger, an automatic correction tool for simple errors (DWIM - "do what I mean"), and analysis tools.

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SUMEX Data printouts

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Book 4; Archive Listing (even); Tape 302-400 1977 Oct 4-1978 Nov 13

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Printouts

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Book 5; Archive Listing (odd); Tapes 401-499 1979 Nov 22-1979 Dec 12

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Book 2; Archive Listing (even); Tapes 102-200 1976 Apr 5-1976 Dec 22

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Printouts 1977

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Final Tenex Dump 1983 Feb 25

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Archive Listing (ODD) 1-99 1974 Apr 19-1976 Mar 27

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Archive Listing (EVEN) 2-100 1974 Apr 19-1976 Mar 27

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Archive Listing (ODD) 101-199 1976 Apr 5-1976 Dec 22

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Archive Listing (ODD) 201-299 1976 Dec 28-1977 Sep 19

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Archive Listing (EVEN) 202-300 1976 Dec 28-1977 Sep 17

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Archive Listing (ODD) 301-399 1977 Oct 4-1978 Nov 13

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Archive Listing (EVEN) 402-500 1978 Nov 22-1979 Dec 12

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Archive Listing (EVEN) 502-600 1979 Dec 18-1980 Oct 3

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Archive Listing (EVEN) 602-700 1980 Oct 3-1981 May 20

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Archive Listing 702-800

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Loose data printouts

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Killed directories

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Loose data printouts

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KS Documentation

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Loose data printouts

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Data printouts 1976 Jan

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Transition notes 2060-SUN-4

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Final Tenex Dump

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Unitech

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Reports old grant applications

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Reports old grant applications

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Data 1982 Jul

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Full dump 1979 Jan

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Data 1978 Jan

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Loose data printouts

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Loose data printouts