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Computer Memory and Arithmetic: A Look under the Hood
May/June 2006 (vol. 8 no. 3)
pp. 54-59
Dianne P. O'Leary, University of Maryland
In this homework assignment, we'll consider a model of computer memory organization. We'll hide some detail but give enough information to let us make decisions about how to organize our computations for efficiency. We'll use mathematical modeling to estimate a typical computer's memory parameters, and then we'll see how important these parameters are relative to the speed of floating-point arithmetic.
Index Terms:
storage, memory, floating point
Citation:
Dianne P. O'Leary, "Computer Memory and Arithmetic: A Look under the Hood," Computing in Science and Engineering, vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 54-59, May-June 2006, doi:10.1109/MCSE.2006.39
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