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11 December 2015


An Energy Efficient and Massively Parallel Approach to Valid Numerics

In this slidecast, John Gustafson presents: An Energy Efficient and Massively Parallel Approach to Valid Numerics.

“Written by one of the foremost experts in high-performance computing and the inventor of Gustafson’s Law, The End of Error: Unum Computing explains a new approach to computer arithmetic: the universal number (unum). The unum encompasses all IEEE floating-point formats as well as fixed-point and exact integer arithmetic. This new number type obtains more accurate answers than floating-point arithmetic yet uses fewer bits in many cases, saving memory, bandwidth, energy, and power.”

Learn more: http://www.amazon.com/The-End-Error-C…

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