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 Big iron lessons: FPU architecture, now and then

Floating point provides a convenient, approximate representation of real numbers that can greatly simplify scientific and engineering algorithms. This article gives an overview of two floating point formats used in the z990 architecture and discusses key FPU issues that system architects should consider in new designs.

 (Submitted by Anonymous Thu Feb 3, 2005 )

  


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