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Re: Parallel Computation

by BrowserUk (Pope)
on Nov 16, 2010 at 19:12 UTC ( #871804=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Parallel Computation

As an exercise in understanding how computers do math it makes no sense, because computers do math in binary. You'd be better looking at how half adders work.

And it makes no sense to parallelise this, it is inherently serial. You cannot add or multiply the second two digits until you have the results from the first two.

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