# Decimal Floating-Point Arithmetic

Dongdong Chen

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Objectives
• IEEE 754-2008 standard for Decimal Floating-Point (DFP) arithmetic (Lecture 1)
– – – – – DFP numbers formats DFP number encoding DFP arithmetic operations DFP rounding modes DFP exception handling
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Objectives (Con.)
• Algorithm, architecture and VLSI circuit design for DFP arithmetic (Lecture 2)
– – – – DFP adder/substracter DFP multiplier DFP divider DFP transcendental function computation

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Background

The decimal computer arithmetic went out of style 25 to 30 years ago; no one uses it now." Is that true?

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Introduction • Decimal is still essential for specific applications – Numbers in commercial databases are decimal – Extensive use decimal in commercial applications – Survey of commercial databases report – Decimal fixed-point or floating-point number • How to process decimal computation – Software computation – Convert back to decimal representation – Problems EE800. U of S 5 .

70*(1.6999…8*(1.1 in DFP or BFP Decimal representation (BCD code):0.09… – Example 2: telephone billing Cost: 0.734999… DFP arithmetic: 0.) • Errors from decimal and binary conversion – Example 1: represent 0.00011… 0.Introduction (Con.05)=0.70.74 • Decimal integer. U of S 6 .0001 Binary representation: 0.05)=0. fixed-point or floating-point? • Decimal hardware or software solutions? EE800. Tax: 5% BFP arithmetic: 0.

– Transcendental DFP arithmetic IPs: DFP CORDIC. EE800. divider. z10 • Intel include DFP software solution in system – Intel DFP software computation library • DFP arithmetic IP blocks: – Basic DFP arithmetic IPs: DFP adder/substrcter. Logarithm. reciprocal etc. antilogarithm.Current Researches • DFP arithmetic defined in IEEE 754-2008 • IBM computing systems include DFP hardware – IBM Power6. square root etc. multiplier. z9. U of S 7 .

DFP Arithmetic in IEEE 754-2008 • Review BFP arithmetic in IEEE 754-2008 • How to define new DFP in IEEE 754-2008 EE800. U of S 8 .

U of S 9 . significand (or mantissa): (–1)sign × significand × 2exponent – more bits for significand gives more accuracy – more bits for exponent increases range • IEEE 754 floating point standard: – single precision: 8 bit exponent.BFP Floating-point representation • Representation: – sign. 23 bit significand – double precision: 11 bit exponent. 52 bit significand EE800. exponent.

there is exactly one non-zero digit to the left of the point. EE800.011010110…0 • This is called a normalized number. U of S 10 . but only 23 of them are stored.BFP floating-point Number • Leading “1” bit of significand is implicit –Example: if the significand is 011010110…0. – Unique representation of a number – We get a little more precision: there are 24 bits in the significand. the actual significand is 1.

and e-1023 for double precision – Bias of 127 for single precision and 1023 for double precision – By biasing the exponent and storing it before the significand. the actual exponent is 93-127=-34 EE800. U of S 11 . we can compare magnitudes as if they were unsigned integers. all 1s is largest – The actual exponent is e-127 for single precision. • If e = 1000 0011 (13110). the actual exponent is 131-127=4 • If e = 0101 1101 (9310).Exponent • Exponent is “biased” to make sorting easier – all 0s is smallest exponent.

bias = 1023. –1022 to 1023 Significand 52 bits for fractional part (plus hidden 1 in integer part) Long (64-bit) format EE800. U of S 12 . bias = 127.BFP Floating-Point Formats Short (32-bit) format 8 bits. –126 to 127 23 bits for fractional part (plus hidden 1 in integer part) Sign Exponent 11 bits.

It is called “not a number” or NaN EE800.) Positive and negative zero Positive and negative infinity 1 00000000 00000000000000000000000 0 Biased exponent Fraction 0 1 11111111 00000000000000000000000 0 Fraction ∞ Biased exponent Negative underflow Negative Overflow Expressible negative numbers Positive underflow Expressible positive numbers Positive Overflow . U of S 13 .BFP Floating-Point Formats (Con.(2 – 2-23)×2128 -2-127 0 2-127 (2 – 2-23)×2128 exponent = 128 and fraction ≠ 0.

75 = -3/4 = -3/22 – binary: -.1 x 2-1 – floating point: exponent = 126 = 01111110 – IEEE single precision: 1 01111110 10000000000000000000000 EE800.11 = -1.Example • Summary: FP representation (–1)sign×(1+significand)×2exponent – bias • Example: – decimal: -. U of S 14 .

significand (or mantissa): (–1)sign × significand × 10exponent – more digits for significand gives more accuracy – more bits for exponent increases range representation: • DFP formats: – decimal32: DFP storage format encoded in 32-bit – decimal64: DFP computational format encoded in 64-bit – decimal128: DFP computational format encoded in 128-bit EE800.DFP Number Representation • Representation: – sign. U of S 15 . exponent.

1 MSD of significand. Inf. EE800. U of S 16 . – W-bit(G5…Gw+4) as a suffix 2 MSBs derived from G0…G4. which consists of w+2-bit nonnegative biased exponent. Not-a-Number (NaN).DFP Number format • 1-bit Sign (S) is defined as same as BFP format • w+5-bit combination (G) to two subfield: – 5-bit (G0…G4) to encode: 2 MSBs of exponent.

EE800. e-6167 for decimal128 – Range of exponent is (emin−q+1) ≤ e ≤ (emax−q+1). e-398 for decimal64. U of S 17 .DFP Exponent • Exponent is “biased” to make sorting easier – Binary format (not decimal) – The actual exponent is e-101 for decimal32.

U of S 18 .00900 × 102 (-1)0 × 0.09000 × 101 – DFP number’s Cohort EE800.DFP Number format (Con.) • J×10-bit Trailing Significand (T) Field: – Densely packed decimal (DPD) encoding 3-digit decimal number encoded to 10-bit binary number DPD converted to binary coded decimal (BCD) – Binary integer decimal (BID) encoding decimal number encoded by binary integer – Non-normalized decimal significand (-1)0 × 0.

Parameters in DFP Format EE800. U of S 19 .

.Example • Summary: DFP representation • (–1)sign×(significand)×10exponent-bias • Convert -8. U of S 20 . “0” positive (sign 1) – Exponent: -2+398=396 (8-bit “0110001100”) – Significand: 835(50-bit DPD coding “0…00 02 3D”) – Encoding of 5-bit MSBs (G0…G4) of Combinational field “01000” – Decimal-64 : “10100010001100….35×10-2 to decimal64 – Sign bit: “1” negative.00…1000111101” “A2 30 00 00 00 00 02 3D” (binary/hex) EE800.

• Underflow: If DFP number are less than the smallest DFP number (|vmin|=10emin-q+1) then underflow occurs. • Normal number: The remaining exponent values and significands represent normal numbers. U of S 21 . • Overflow: If DFP numbers with absolute values are larger than the largest DFP number (|vmax|=(10q 1)×10emax-q+1) then overflow occurs. sign of Inf according to the sign bit. it produces subnormal. EE800.DFP special values • Not-a-Number: G0…G4 “11111”. • Infinite Number: G0…G4 “11110”. If the absolute value of DFP number is less than 10emin and larger than 10emax-q+1.

DFP2) • DFP comparison operations – do not distinguish between redundant of the same number • DFP conversion operations – DFP to BFP conversion (correctly rounded).DFP Arithmetic Operations • Basic DFP arithmetic operations • Two decimal-specific DFP operations – SameQuantum(DFP1. U of S 22 .DFP2) – Quantize(DFP1. – DFP to integer conversion • Recommended DFP operations EE800.

DFP2) – Quantize(DFP1. – DFP to integer conversion • Recommended DFP operations EE800. U of S 23 .DFP Arithmetic Operations • Basic DFP arithmetic operations • Two decimal-specific DFP operations – SameQuantum(DFP1.DFP2) • DFP comparison operations – do not distinguish between redundant of the same number • DFP conversion operations – DFP to BFP conversion (correctly rounded).

U of S 24 .DFP Number’s Cohort • Non-normalized decimal significand • DFP number’s Cohort • Standard defines the preferred (required) exponent (quantum) – Exact operation results: the cohort member is selected based on the preferred exponent (quantum) for a DFP result of that operation – Inexact operation results: the cohort member of least possible exponent is used to get the maximum number of significant digits EE800.

U of S 25 .DFP Rounding Modes • Five types of active rounding modes – – – – – roundTiesToEven roundTiesToAway roundTiesToPositive roundTiesToNegative roundTowardZero • Correct rounding and Faithful rounding • IEEE 754-2008 require to satisfy the correct rounded results for all DFP arithmetic operations • DFP operations should satisfy all rounding modes EE800.

The default result is a +inf or −inf. 0×Inf. U of S 26 .DFP Exception Handling • Invalid operation: Operand is NaN. • Overflow operation: if the magnitude of a result exceeds the largest finite number representable in the format of the operation. quareroot of negative operand. default result is NaN • Division by zero: if the dividend is a finite non-zero number and the divisor is zero. EE800. • Underflow operation: if the magnitude of a result is below 10emin. • Inexact: the correctly rounded result of an operation differs from the infinite precision result.

U of S 27 .DFP Addition/Subtraction EE800.

DFP Add/Sub Data flow EE800. U of S 28 .

and stick digit for the operand with smaller exponent EE800.DFP Addition • Step 1: equalize the exponents – add the mantissas only when exponents are the same. round digit. and the number with larger exponent should be shifting its point to right. – the number with smaller exponent should be shifting its point to the left. – Rewriting the operand with the smaller exponent could result in a loss of the least significant digits – keep guard digit. U of S 29 .

DFP addition • Step 2: add the mantissas 0099999x101 +0016234x10-3 0999990x100 0000016(234)x100 1000006(234) x100 • Step 3: Normalize the result if necessary EE800. U of S 30 .

DFP addition • Step 4: Round the number if needed 1000006234x100 =1000006x100 • Step 5: Repeat step 3 if the result is no longer normalized • The final result is 1000006 • The correct answer is 1000006. U of S 31 .234 EE800.

IEEE specifies that intermediate steps of operations must store guard digits additional internal digits that increase the precision of the operations. • Previous example: add one extra digit. one rounded digit and one sticky digit to make rounding more accurate. EE800.Guard bits • To help minimize rounding problems. U of S 32 . • IEEE 754-2008 requires one guard digit.

DFP add/sub EE800. U of S 33 .

General Description: Addition EE800. U of S 34 .

U of S 35 .Example: Addition EE800.

) EE800.Example: Addition (Con. U of S 36 .

DFU: IBM POWER6 and Z10 EE800. U of S 37 .

High performance Implementation EE800. U of S 38 .

High performance Implementation EE800. U of S 39 .

High performance Implementation [12] A. Antelo“A High-performance Significand BCD Adder with IEEE 754-2008 Decimal Rounding” ARITH19. U of S 40 . Portland. Vázquez and E. June 08-10 2009 EE800.

Portland. Antelo“A High-performance Significand BCD Adder with IEEE 754-2008 Decimal Rounding” ARITH19. U of S 41 . June 08-10 2009 EE800.Evaluation Results and Comparison [Proposed]: A. Vázquez and E.

DFP Multiplication EE800. U of S 42 .

U of S .Scheme of decimal multiplier x: y: xy0: 5x 0 xy1: 5x −x xy2 : x 0 xy3: 10x −2x 1963× 8145= 9815 0000 9815 -1963 1963 0000 19630 -3926 15988635 43 EE800.

2.9} XYi is carry save format EE800.Partial product generation Generate XYi Yi {1.8.3…7. U of S 44 .

U of S 45 .Partial product generation Solid Circles: BCD Sum (digit) Hollow Circles: Carry (bit) n-digit radix-10 CSA m-digit radix-10 counter EE800.

U of S 46 .Carry Save Adder Tree CSA Tree to Generate Multiplication Result EE800.

Flowchart of DFP Multiplier 47 .

Architecture of DFP Multiplier 48 .

then shift right • Inexact 49 .Exception Detection & Handling • Invalid operation – sNaN (pass significand of sNaN) – 0 x ∞ (produce qNaN with significand 0) • Overflow (and Inexact) – IEIP – SLA > Emax – Increase SLA until all LZs removed • Underflow (and possibly Inexact) – IEIP – SLA < Emin – Decrease SLA until 0.

and IESIP • Handle NaNs with minimal overhead – No dataflow modification – Coerce multiplicand or multiplier to 1 • Support gradual underflow – No dataflow modification – Simply extend number of iterations • Simple. control-based rounding scheme 50 . SLA.Implementation Highlights • Leverage operands' LZCs – SC.

72 FO4s 15.Synthesis Results • • • • 64-bit (16 digit) operands.653 um2 237.45 FO4s • Critical path – Fixed-point – Floating-point 4:2 compressor (accumulator) 128-bit barrel shifer 51 . DPD encoded LSI Logic's gflxp 0.11um CMOS.607 um2 14. 55ps FO4 Synopsys Design Compiler Results – Fixed-point – Floating-point 119.

Applicability to Parallel Designs
• • • • IE and IP shift generation Rounding scheme NaN handling Exception detection and handling

• On-the-fly sticky bit generation... NO

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Sequential vs. Parallel
• Sequential
– Less area – Potentially better cycle time

• Parallel
– Less latency – Higher throughput

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DFP Division

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DFP Division Data Flow
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Sign (1 bit)

Combinational Field (5 bits)

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E1_b 8 8 E2_b

Significands Field (50bits)
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Unpacking

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Combinational Field (5 bits)

ExponentM12 Field (8 bits)
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packing

Unpacking Decimal FloatingPoint Number Check for zeros and infinity Subtract exponents Divide Mantissa Normalize and detect overflow and underflow Perform rounding Replace sign Packing
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Unpacking and Sign Logic 64 64 Sign (1 bit) Combinational Field (5 bits) Exponent Field (8 bits) Significands Field (50bits) Unpacking • S1 1 Step1: Unpacking Floating-Point Number Check for zeros and infinity (if F=0. Stop) 1 S2 • Step2: Sign Process Sign Logic Sq  S1  S2 1 Sq EE800. U of S 56 .

U of S 57 .Exponent Subtraction E1 11 11 E2 Exponent Substraction E12 11 • Step3: Exponent Subtract Eb  E1  E2 + bias Bias Addition Eb 11 EE800.

U of S 58 .1  M min / M max  M1 / M 2  M max / M min  10 EE800.Mantissa Division M1 64 64 M2 Algorithms Choose here? 1. Restoring division 2.1  M1  1 0. Non-restoring division 3.1  M 2  1 M12 68 M min  0. Convergence division Mantissa Division • Step4: Mantissa Division 0.1 M max  1  10 p  1 0. High-Radix division 4.

also need to detect overflow and underflow For example: “0934…2140819564” Left shift one bit  “934…21408195640 Should tell exponent and Ea=Eb-1 EE800.Normalization Eb 10 M12 68 Exponent Adjustment Ea 10 1 Fa Normalization Mn 68 Step5 : Left shift over one bit is needed to make Mantissa result Normalized. U of S 59 • .

Round-up. Sometimes. EE800. the Rounding Policy above is not fair. Round-to-nearest. U of S 60 . 11 Sign Eb(1 bit) Combinational Field (5 bits) ExponentM12 Field (8 bits) 64 Significands Field (50 bits) packing • Step7: Packing the Sign bit and Exponent bits and Significand bits together.Rounding and Packing 10 Ea 68 Mn 68 Exponent Adjustment 10 Eq Fr 1 Rounding Fr 1 Rounding Control 64 Mq • Step6 : Truncate. Infinity. detect the NaN. according to IEEE Rounding standard: “Round to nearest even” is more better.

2004.” Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Application -Specific Systems. 84-95. pp. Sep. Wang and M. Schulte. U of S 61 . EE800. J.-K. “Decimal Floating-Point Division Using Newton-Raphson Iteration.High performance Implementation [1] L. Architectures and Processors.

June 2007. EE800. “A Radix-10 Digit-Recurrence Division Unit: Algorithm and Architecture. IEEE.”IEEE Transactions on Computers. U of S 62 . pp727–739.High performance Implementation [2] Tomás Lang and Alberto Nannarelli.

U of S 63 .High performance Implementation EE800.

Evaluation Results and Comparison DFP Divider[1] Precision (digit) Cycle time (ns) # of cycles Latency (ns) 16 (decimal64) 0. U of S 64 .5 DFP Divider[2] 16 (decimal64) 1 20 20 1: Synthesized with a STM 90-nm standard cell library EE800.57 150 85.

DFP Transcendental Arithmetic EE800. U of S 65 .

U of S 66 .Contents • • • • • Introduction Decimal Logarithmic Converter Decimal Antilogarithmic Converter Conclusions Future Work EE800.

U of S 67 . EE800.2458900) To guarantee a 32-bit DFP Calculation. Example: R  log10 ((1)0 108  0024589)  8 + 5 + log10 (0.32-bit DFP Logarithm X  (1) s 10e  coefficient R  log10 ( X )  log10 (10e ) + log10 (coefficient ) coefficient is a non-normalized decimal Integer. there need to keep 14-digit FXP logarithmic calculation.

32-bit DFP Antilogarithm Here: log10 ( X min )  X  log10 ( X max ) P  Anti log10 ( X )  10 X For 32-bit DFP: Anti log10 ( X )  10 X [101.4046700 To guarantee a 32-bit DFP calculation.99999]  X Int X Frac  10 1  X Int 10 X frac Example: Anti log10 ((1) 1940467 10 ) 5 Anti log10 (19.40467)  1019 100. EE800. there need to keep 8-digit FXP antilog calculation. U of S 68 .96.

U of S 69 .Digit-Recurrence Algorithm (Log) The corresponding recurrences: E ( j + 1)  E[ j ](1 + e j 10 j ) L( j + 1)  L[ j ]  log10 (1 + e j 10 j ) Here: E[1]  m L[1]  0 ej ∈｛-9 -8 -7…0 1…7 8 9｝ e j selected so that E( j + 1) converges to 1 EE800.

U of S 70 .Digit-Recurrence Algorithm (Antilog) Any 7-digit fixed-point decimal input N: 10( m)  em ln(10)  em ' The corresponding recurrences: L( j + 1)  L[ j ]  ln(1 + e j 10 ) j E ( j + 1)  E[ j ]  (1 + e j 10 j ) j f  1 + e 10 Here: E[1]  1 L[1]  m ' i j e j selected so that L( j + 1) converges to 0 ej ∈｛-9 -8 -7…0 1…7 8 9｝ EE800.

Selection By Rounding (cont. U of S 71 . e2…ej can be obtained with selection by rounding EE800.) A scaled remainder is defined as: Log: Antilog: W [ j ]  10 j (1  E[ j ]) W [ j ]  10 ( E[ j ]) j e j is achieved by Rounding W [j] e j  round (W [ j ]) e1 is achieved by using look-up table.

3) 64 Mux 9 64 Reg 6 64 W[j] 4e j Mux 2 Mult2 Shifter (x10-j) 56 Reg 4 Mux 5 56 9'sCom 56 56 ej m' Mux 3 56 9'sCom 56 4 56 4 56 1 Mux 4 56 56 W[j] Tab II Mult3 64 Mux 8 64 64 14-Digit Decimal CLA Adder 56 Shifter (x10) 56 Mux 6 56 Shifter (x100) 56 16-Digit Dec CLA 64 4 14-Digit Dec CLA Rounding Logic 56 W[j] ej 4 Reg 5 Reg 3 critical path EE800. U of S 72 .2.Architecture: Decimal Log Converter m 8 Detector 28 2 Mult1 Tab I 4 “0000” Reg 1 28 Mux 7 8 32 m2m 3m 5m e1 Reg 2 56 m' e1 4 56 Mux 1 56 4 56 56 m' Stage 1 “0000” e1 4 ej Stage 2 4 (1/ln(10)) 4 56 Adjusted Costant 0 & Log 10(5.

U of S .7 MHz 17 clock cycle *: Xilinx Virtex2p XC2VP30 with package ff1157 and speed -7 Critical Path Detail (ns): Reg2 1.350 CLA 5.564 9.Implementation Results Logic Utilization Used Available* Utilization # of Occupied Slices Maximum Frequency # of Clock Cycles 2842 13696 21% 47.347 Shifter 1.566 Total 20.519 Round 0.438 Mux5 1.188 Mux2 Mult 2 1.97 73 EE800.

U of S 74 .Architecture: Dec. Antilog Converter Cons Mul “0000” 32 m' 40 Reg 2 40 X frac 28 Reg 1 28 28 ln(10) Stage 1 Stage 2 Critical Path ej 4 ej 40 e1 40 40 „1‟ Mux 5 40 Reg 6 40 TAB I e 8 1 12 4 9'sCom 40 40 Shifter_Reg 40 Mux 3 40 AddGen AddGen 7 7 Mux 1 7 “0000” TABLE II 40 40 9'sCom Shifter (x10j+1) 40 40 Mux 2 40 Mult 40 “0000” Mux 4 40 Shifter (x10-j) 40 10-digit Dec CLA W[j] 40 Rounding Logic ej 4 Reg 3 ej 4 10-digit Dec CLA L(j) 40 Final Rounding 28 Reg 5 28 40 EE800.

100 CLA 6.539 Shifter 1.599 Mult 7.794 Round 0.Implementation Results Logic Utilization Used Available* Utilization # of Occupied Slices Maximum Frequency # of Clock Cycles 2315 13696 17% 51.5 MHz 11 clock cycle *: Xilinx Virtex2p XC2VP30 with package ff1157 and speed -7 Critical Path Detail (ns): Reg6 1.42 EE800.839 Mux4 1.545 Total 19. U of S 75 .

U of S 76 . • The radix-10 is close to radix-8. EE800.Comparison (with Binary FXP Log and Exponential Converters) • similar dynamic range for the normalized coefficients. 223  107  224 252  1016  253 • Binary reference available having the same digitrecurrence algorithm with Selection by Rounding.

) (with Binary FXP Log and Exponential Converters) Radix-10 Decimal1 Log. Radix-8 Binary [1] Log.Comparison (cont.18-um standard cell library 2: the area of 1-bit full adder 3: the delay of 1-bit full adder EE800. Precision (digit) Area (fa2) Cycle time (T3) # of cycles Latency (T3) 1: 7 16 7 16 24 53 24 53 1630 2640 1370 2260 17 8 136 19 17 323 16 8 128 18 17 306 647 1829 7 8 56 8 18 144 627 1777 7 11 77 8 21 168 Synthesized with a TMSC 0. U of S 77 . Exp. Exp.

U of S 78 . • Compare them with binary converters. • Implemented them on FPGA and ASIC. EE800.Conclusions • Achieved 32-bit DFP accuracy of decimal log and antilog results.

• EE990 April. • The presented architecture can be optimized to achieve a faster speed or occupy a smaller area.Future Work The 64-bit and 128-bit DFP logarithm and antilog converters. 2009 Decimal Log and Antilog Converters EE800. U of S 79 79/18 .

EE800.Summary • IEEE 754-2008 defines a DFP standard that defines – number representation in several precisions – correct DFP arithmetic operations – rounding modes • Implementation of DFP Adder. U of S 80 . Divider. Multiplier. Logarithmic and Antilogarithmic Converter • Implementing and programming DFP are both really hard.