Numerical Computation Guide

Numerical Computation Guide by Sun Microsystems. This manual describes the floating-point environment supported by software and hardware on SPARCTM and x86 platforms running the Solaris operating system.


Although this manual discusses some general aspects of the SPARC and Intel architectures, it is primarily a reference manual designed to accompany SunTM language products. Certain aspects of the IEEE Standard for Binary Floating-Point Arithmetic are discussed in this manual.

This manual is written for those who develop, maintain, and port mathematical and scientific applications or benchmarks. Before using this manual, you should be familiar with the programming language used (Fortran, C, etc.), dbx (the source-level debugger), and the operating system commands and concepts.

Table of Contents

  • IEEE Arithmetic
  • The Math Libraries
  • Exceptions and Exception Handling Examples
  • SPARC Behavior and Implementation
  • x86 Behavior and Implementation
  • What Every Computer Scientist Should Know About Floating-Point Arithmetic
  • Standards Compliance

Book Details

Author(s): Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Format(s): HTML
Link: Read online.

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