High Performance Two Cycle Loop Decimal Multiply Algorithm
Original Publication Date: 1981-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-12
In certain high performance processors the decimal multiply execution is operand length and data dependent, and in most operations is a time-consuming execution. In certain commercial job environments, the decimal multiply takes up a disproportionate amount of CPU Busy Time because of the large number of cycles required to manipulate the data before the final product is determined.