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Floating Point Performance Enhancement Tool

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000036174D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-28

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Urquhart, RJ [+details]

Abstract

Disclosed is a tool (FPPET-Floating Point Performance Enhancement Tool) that was used to improve the floating point performance of the IBM RT PC. Comments are added to an RT assembly listing. These comments are processed by the FPPET which expands them into RT instructions that directly access high function AFPA (Advanced Floating Point Accelerator) capabilities.