Mike Cowlishaw, IBM Fellow, presented "Changing the Way Computers Compute" at the Hillgang user group meeting on 24 April 2008. This presentation explains the need for hardware-accelerated binary decimal formats and the emerging IEEE standards in this area.
- Why decimal floating-point (DFP)?
- DFP in System z and software
- Support in standards, etc.
- Using DFP in C and Java
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Note: The regular presentation slides were slightly updated after the handouts, so that file is the newer revision. Both are offered here for your convenience.