A SIMD Solution to Biosequence Database Scanning
- B. Schmidt, H. Schröder, T. Srikanthan
- Proc. PARCO’01,
This paper presents the design of a new bit-serial floating-point unit (FPU). It has been developed for the processors of the Instruction Systolic Array parallel computer model. In contrast to conventional bit-parallel FPUs the bit-serial approach requires different data formats. Our FPU uses an IEEE compliant internal floating point format that allows a fast least significant bit (LSB)-first arithmetic and can be efficiently implemented in hardware.