(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 ;>

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

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