Cascade: a hardware alternative to bignums

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Publication Type technical report
School or College College of Engineering
Department Computing, School of
Creator Carter, Tony M.
Title Cascade: a hardware alternative to bignums
Date 1989
Description The Cascade hardware architecture for high/variable precision arithmetic is described. It uses a radix-16 redundant signed-digit number representation and directly supports single or multiple precision addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, extraction of the square root and computation of the greatest common divisor. It is object-oriented and implements an abstract class of objects, variable precision integers. It provides a complete suite of memory management functions implemented in hardware, including a garbage collector. The Cascadei hardware permits free tradeoffs of space versus time.
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
First Page 1
Last Page 26
Subject Cascade hardware; Bignums; Precision arithmetic
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Carter, T. M. (1989). Cascade: a hardware alternative to bignums. 1-26. UUCS-89-006.
Series University of Utah Computer Science Technical Report
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2015-04-22
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6cg07gx
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