# Improvements in floating point addition/subtraction operations

## Abstract

Apparatus is described for decreasing the latency time associated with floating point addition and subtraction in a computer, using a novel bifurcated, pre-normalization/post-normalization approach that distinguishes between differences of floating point exponents.

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- Issue Date:

- OSTI Identifier:
- 6101400

- Application Number:
- ON: TI85006009

- Assignee:
- Dept of Energy EDB-85-042155

- DOE Contract Number:
- W-7405-ENG-48

- Resource Type:
- Patent

- Resource Relation:
- Other Information: Portions are illegible in microfiche products

- Country of Publication:
- United States

- Language:
- English

- Subject:
- 99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; DATA PROCESSING; CALCULATION METHODS; COMPUTER CALCULATIONS; DIGITAL COMPUTERS; MATHEMATICS; PROGRAMMING; COMPUTERS; PROCESSING; 990200* - Mathematics & Computers

### Citation Formats

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Farmwald, P.M.
```*Improvements in floating point addition/subtraction operations*. United States: N. p., 1984.
Web.

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Farmwald, P.M.
```*Improvements in floating point addition/subtraction operations*. United States.

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Farmwald, P.M. Fri .
"Improvements in floating point addition/subtraction operations". United States.
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@article{osti_6101400,
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title = {Improvements in floating point addition/subtraction operations},

author = {Farmwald, P.M.},

abstractNote = {Apparatus is described for decreasing the latency time associated with floating point addition and subtraction in a computer, using a novel bifurcated, pre-normalization/post-normalization approach that distinguishes between differences of floating point exponents.},

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journal = {},

number = ,

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place = {United States},

year = {1984},

month = {2}

}

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