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On Fast IEEE Rounding
, 1991
"... A systematic general rounding procedure is proposed for floatingpoint arithmetic operations. This procedure consists of 2 steps: constructing a rounding table and selecting a prediction scheme. Optimization guidelines are given in each step to allow hardware to be minimized. This procedurebased ro ..."
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A systematic general rounding procedure is proposed for floatingpoint arithmetic operations. This procedure consists of 2 steps: constructing a rounding table and selecting a prediction scheme. Optimization guidelines are given in each step to allow hardware to be minimized. This procedurebased rounding method has the additional advantage that verification and generalization are straightforward. Constructing a rounding table involves examining the range of the result and the shifting possibilities during the normalization step in an operation while selecting a prediction scheme depends on detail of the hardware model used. Two rounding hardware models are described. The first is shown to be identical to that reported by Santoro et al. [1]. The second is more powerful, providing solutions where the first fails. Applying this approach to the IEEE rounding modes for highspeed conventional binary multipliers reveals that round to infinity is more difficult to implement than the round to...
Printing FloatingPoint Numbers Quickly and Accurately
 In Proc. of the ACM SIGPLAN ’96 Conference on Programming Language Design and Implementation
"... This paper presents a fast and accurate algorithm for printing floatingpoint numbers in both free and fixedformat modes. In freeformat mode, the algorithm generates the shortest, correctly rounded output string that converts to the same number when read back in, accommodating whatever rounding m ..."
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This paper presents a fast and accurate algorithm for printing floatingpoint numbers in both free and fixedformat modes. In freeformat mode, the algorithm generates the shortest, correctly rounded output string that converts to the same number when read back in, accommodating whatever rounding mode the reader uses. In fixedformat mode, the algorithm generates a correctly rounded output string using special # marks to denote insignificant trailing digits. For both modes, the algorithm employs a fast estimator to scale floatingpoint numbers efficiently. Keywords: floatingpoint printing, runtime systems 1 Introduction In this paper we present an efficient floatingpoint printing algorithm, which solves the output problem of converting floatingpoint numbers from an input base (usually a power of two) to an output base (usually ten). The algorithm supports two types of output, free format and fixed format. For freeformat output the goal is to produce the shortest, correctly ro...
Formal Verification of the VAMP Floating Point Unit
 In CHARME 2001, volume 2144 of LNCS
, 2001
"... We report on the formal verification of the floating point unit used in the VAMP processor. The FPU is fully IEEE compliant, and supports denormals and exceptions in hardware. The supported operations are addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, comparison, and conversions. The hardware is v ..."
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We report on the formal verification of the floating point unit used in the VAMP processor. The FPU is fully IEEE compliant, and supports denormals and exceptions in hardware. The supported operations are addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, comparison, and conversions. The hardware is verified on the gate level against a formal description of the IEEE standard by means of the theorem prover PVS.
Reducing The Latency Of FloatingPoint Arithmetic Operations
, 1993
"... Floatingpoint (FP) numbers are used in generalpurpose scientific computation and increasingly in digital signal processing and graphics as well. The manipulation of these numbers, however, is more complex and has much higher latencies than their integer counterparts. This research attempts to redu ..."
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Floatingpoint (FP) numbers are used in generalpurpose scientific computation and increasingly in digital signal processing and graphics as well. The manipulation of these numbers, however, is more complex and has much higher latencies than their integer counterparts. This research attempts to reduce the latencies of the commonly used FP operations: add, multiply, divide, and square root. The latency of an FADD can be improved by an estimated 20% at no extra hardware expense. By a detailed analysis of the existing twopath implementation, this work shows that the rounding step in both paths can be combined with the mantissa addition step, saving both hardware and time. The algorithm has been demonstrated through extensive computer simulation and silicon implementation. The test chip implemented in a standard 1um CMOS technology has a simulated nominal delay of 17ns. Like existing adders, the implemented adder uses a leading one prediction (LOP) circuit. This work examines LOP in a ge...
Implementing Decimal FloatingPoint Arithmetic through Binary: some Suggestions
"... Abstract—We propose algorithms and provide some related results that make it possible to implement decimal floatingpoint arithmetic on a processor that does not have decimal operators, using the available binary floatingpoint functions. In this preliminary study, we focus on roundtonearest mode o ..."
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Abstract—We propose algorithms and provide some related results that make it possible to implement decimal floatingpoint arithmetic on a processor that does not have decimal operators, using the available binary floatingpoint functions. In this preliminary study, we focus on roundtonearest mode only. We show that several functions in decimal32 and decimal64 arithmetic can be implemented using binary64 and binary128 floatingpoint arithmetic, respectively. We discuss the decimal square root and some transcendental functions. We also consider radix conversion algorithms. Keywordsdecimal floatingpoint arithmetic; square root; transcendental functions; radix conversion. I.