Introduction to the Special Issue on Computer Arithmetic

  title={Introduction to the Special Issue on Computer Arithmetic},
  author={Javier Hormigo and Jean-Michel Muller and Stuart F. Oberman and Nathalie Revol and Arnaud Tisserand and Julio Villalba},
  journal={IEEE Trans. Computers},
The papers in this special issue focus on computer arithmetic which is used in many applications, usually totally silently (one should keep in mind that even when running programs that are not at all numeric, memory addresses are computed, which involves additions, multiplications, and sometimes divisions). However, in some areas, it plays a central role.