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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  HAL 
 
  1.    HAL  9000,  the  murdering  computer  on  the 
  spaceship  in  the  science  fiction  classic  "2001,  A  Space 
  Odyssey"  by  Arthur  C.  Clark. 
 
  HAL"  is  "{IBM}"  with  each  letter  changed  to  the  one  before 
  and  there  is  an  unconfirmed  rumour  that  9000  is  the  sum  of  the 
  various  IBM  computer  numbers  that  were  in  service  at  the  time. 
  However,  in  the  sequel  "2010",  Clarke  emphatically  denies  that 
  HAL's  name  is  supposed  to  be  "one  step  ahead  of  IBM".  It  is 
  rather,  short  for  "heuristic  algorithm". 
 
  2.    {Hardware  Abstraction  Layer}. 
 
  (1995-11-09) 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  HAL 
  Hard  Array  Logic 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  HAL 
  Hardware  Abstraction  Layer  (Windows  NT) 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  HAL 
  Heuristically  programmed  ALgorithmic  computer  (2001) 
 
 




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