Caching Function Results : Faster Arithmetic by Avoiding Unnecessary Computation

@inproceedings{Richardson1998CachingFR,
  title={Caching Function Results : Faster Arithmetic by Avoiding Unnecessary Computation},
  author={S. E. Richardson},
  year={1998}
}
This paper discusses trivial computation, where simple operands trivialize potentially complex operations. An example of a trivial operation is integer division, where the divisor is two; the division becomes a simple shift operation. The paper also discusses the concept of redundant computation, where some operation repeatedly does the same function because it repeatedly sees the same operands. Experiments on two separate benchmark suites, the SPEC benchmarks and the Perfect Club, find a… CONTINUE READING
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