Imperial College London
Due to continuous improvements in the resources available on FPGAs, it is becoming increasingly possible to accelerate floating point algorithms. The solution of a system of linear equations forms the basis of many problems in engineering and science, but its calculation is highly time consuming. The MINimum RESidual algorithm (MINRES) is one method to solve this problem, and is highly effective provided the matrix exhibits certain characteristics. This paper examines an IEEE 754 single precision floating point implementation of the MINRES algorithm on an FPGA.