Bug 77 - IEEE754 FP "mul" needed
Summary: IEEE754 FP "mul" needed
Alias: None
Product: Libre-SOC's first SoC
Classification: Unclassified
Component: ALU (including IEEE754 16/32/64-bit FPU) (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PC Linux
: --- enhancement
Assignee: Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton
Depends on: 60
Blocks: 48
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Reported: 2019-04-26 21:41 BST by Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton
Modified: 2022-06-16 14:43 BST (History)
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Description Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton 2019-04-26 21:41:01 BST
an IEEE754 FP "multiply" pipeline is needed, for FP16/32/64.
also needed is the optional ability to specify how many stages
the actual multiplication is to take
Comment 1 Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton 2019-05-03 07:41:27 BST
FP16 mul pipeline bug:
* 0xe7bb 0x81ce 0x2afa (returns 0x2af9)
* 0x113 0xf569 0xb5d0 (returns 0xb5ce)
Comment 2 Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton 2019-07-14 14:22:17 BST

found source of inaccuracy: alignment (pre-normalisation) of a and b
were entirely misssing!

unit tests pass, ran several tens of thousands of tests on FP16, FP32
and FP64.