Optimization of Reciprocals and Square Roots on the i860 Microprocessor

Robert Sinclair

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    The i860 microprocessor lacks both a divide and a square root instruction. The consequences of this for code involving many reciprocal square roots, such as many-body simulations involving Coulomb-like potentials, are discussed with a particular emphasis on high performance.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalInternational Journal of High Speed Computing
    Issue number1
    Pages (from-to)57-63
    Publication statusPublished - 1996

    Bibliographical note

    Written while the author was at the ETH (CH).

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