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Behrooz Parhami http://www.ece.ucsb.edu/~parhami/ece_252b.htm[6/15/2011 1:07:52 AM] Curriculum Vitae Research Computer arithmetic Parallel processing Fault tolerance Broader research Research history List of publications Teaching ECE1 Freshman sem ECE154 Comp arch ECE252B Comp arith ECE252C Adv dig des ECE254B Par proc ECE257A Fault toler Student supervision Math + Fun! Textbooks Computer arithmetic Parallel processing Dependable comp Comp architecture Other books Service Professional activities Academic service Community service Industrial consulting Useful Links Personal Behrooz Parhami's ECE 252B Course Page for Spring 2011 Computer Arithmetic Enrollment code: 11312 Prerequisite: ECE 152A and ECE 152B (or equivalents) Class meetings: TR 10:00-11:30, Girvetz 1108 Instructor: Professor Behrooz Parhami Open office hours: M 11:00-12:30, W 12:00-1:30, HFH 5155 Course announcements: Listed in reverse chronological order Course calendar: Schedule of lectures, homework, and exams Homework assignments: Four assignments, worth a total of 20% Exams: Closed-book midterm, worth 30% Research paper: Report and short oral presentation, worth 50% Research paper guidlines: Brief guide to format and contents Poster presentation tips: Brief guide to format and structure Policy on academic integrity: Please read very carefully Grade statistics: Range, mean, etc. for homework and exam grades References: Textbook and other sources ( Textbook's web page ) Lecture slides: Available on the textbook's web page Miscellaneous information: Motivation, catalog entry, history Course Announcements 2011/06/15: The spring 2011 offering of ECE 252B is officially over and course grades have been reported to the Registrar. Comments on research papers will be e-mailed to students over the next few days (by 6/20). There will be no further updates to this Web page. 2011/05/24: Lecture slides for Part VI of the textbook have been updated for the spring 2011 quarter. Remember that, per the course schedule, research paper abstract and outline are due on R 5/26; it would be okay to e-mail these items to me by 8:00 AM on Sat. 5/28, as I plan to read them over the weekend. As for the question about square-rooting with subnormal IEEE 754 numbers, one would normalize the subnormal operand by an even shift amount (for example, if the significand is 2^-23 in short format, a 24-bit left shift is applied). The originally even exponent of -126 will remain even after the corresponding adjustment, while the significand will be in [1, 4). Then, the sqaure-root is extracted as usual, with the resulting significand in [1, 2) and the halved exponent in [-63, -75] for short format and in [-63, -89] for long format. That is, the resulting square root is derived as a normalized number in all cases. 2011/05/10:
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