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Title: Multi-input and binary reproducible, high bandwidth floating point adder in a collective network

To add floating point numbers in a parallel computing system, a collective logic device receives the floating point numbers from computing nodes. The collective logic devices converts the floating point numbers to integer numbers. The collective logic device adds the integer numbers and generating a summation of the integer numbers. The collective logic device converts the summation to a floating point number. The collective logic device performs the receiving, the converting the floating point numbers, the adding, the generating and the converting the summation in one pass. One pass indicates that the computing nodes send inputs only once to the collective logic device and receive outputs only once from the collective logic device.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1172141
Report Number(s):
8,977,669
12/684,776
DOE Contract Number:
B554331
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2010 Jan 08
Research Org:
International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING