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Performing stencil computations

United States Patent

9,870,227
January 16, 2018
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A method and apparatus for performing stencil computations efficiently are disclosed. In one embodiment, a processor receives an offset, and in response, retrieves a value from a memory via a single instruction, where the retrieving comprises: identifying, based on the offset, one of a plurality of registers of the processor; loading an address stored in the identified register; and retrieving from the memory the value at the address.
Donofrio; David (Oakland, CA)
THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA (Oakland, CA)
14/ 352,870
20140244982
November 8, 2012
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in this invention.