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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Hal \Hal\ (h[^a]l), prop. n. Harold; -- a nickname. [PJC]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

HAL \HAL\ (h[^a]l), prop. n. The name of an intelligent computer in the movie 2001, directed by Stanley Kubrick. [PJC]
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014):

HAL Hard Array Logic
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014):

HAL Hackers At Large (org.)
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014):

HAL Hardware Abstraction Layer (Windows NT)
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014):

HAL Heuristically programmed ALgorithmic computer (2001)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

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)