(j3.2006) Liaison to IFIP WG 2.5

keith bierman khbkhb
Wed Aug 22 17:01:22 EDT 2007


On Aug 22, 2007, at 2:51 PM, Bill Long wrote:

>
>
> Well, if the trade-off between a couple of multiplies and a 9-way  
> branch nest is not obvious to Kulisch, it is no wonder that  
> computer people don't taking him seriously.
>

Prof K's point, to be fair, is that specialized hardware can do the  
limited branching "cleverly" and at less cost than the extra multiplies.

Of course, with a conventional processor one wouldn't make the trade- 
off ;>

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Keith H. Bierman   khbkhb at gmail.com
<speaking for myself*> Copyright 2007




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