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BRUCE G. BUCHANAN
Department of Computer Science
University of Pittsburgh
"Pipelining is one of the methods embodied in today’s microprocessors that increases the speed of floating point arithmetic. Generating efficient code for such a processor is of current interest.
D. Callahan, J. Cocke, K. Kennedy, “Estimating interlock and improving balance for pipelined architectures,” Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, 5 (4), 334-58, August 1988.
" Reasoning about time...