# Decimal floating-point: algorism for computers

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...Thus, it is expected that microprocessor manufacturers include decimal floating–point units in their products oriented to mainframe servers to satisfy the high performance demands of current financial, commercial and user– oriented applications [3]....

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...Although software DFP implementations [4], [6] satisfy the precision requirements, they are about an order of magnitude slower than hardware implementations [14], [34] and could not satisfy the high-performance demands of future financial, commercial, and user-oriented applications [5]....

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...INTRODUCTION Hardware implementations of decimal arithmetic units have recently gained importance because they provide higher accuracy in financial applications [1]....

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...This paper introduces a new approach to decimal floating-point which not only provides the strict results which are necessary for commercial applications but also meets the constraints and requirements of the IEEE 854 standard....

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...Initial benchmarks indicate that some applications spend 50% to 90% of their time in decimal processing, because software decimal arithmetic suffers a 100× to 1000× performance penalty over hardware....

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...#) and in many other software libraries....

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