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Title: Bifurcated method and apparatus for floating point addition with decreased latency time

Abstract

Apparatus 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.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Livermore, CA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
866121
Patent Number(s):
4639887
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G06 - COMPUTING G06F - ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
bifurcated; method; apparatus; floating; addition; decreased; latency; time; decreasing; associated; subtraction; computer; novel; pre-normalization; post-normalization; approach; distinguishes; differences; exponents; latency time; /708/

Citation Formats

Farmwald, Paul M. Bifurcated method and apparatus for floating point addition with decreased latency time. United States: N. p., 1987. Web.
Farmwald, Paul M. Bifurcated method and apparatus for floating point addition with decreased latency time. United States.
Farmwald, Paul M. Thu . "Bifurcated method and apparatus for floating point addition with decreased latency time". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/866121.
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title = {Bifurcated method and apparatus for floating point addition with decreased latency time},
author = {Farmwald, Paul M},
abstractNote = {Apparatus 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.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1987},
month = {1}
}

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