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New Approach Could Sink Floating Point Computation
07-16-2019, 01:19 AM
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RE: New Approach Could Sink Floating Point Computation
(07-16-2019 12:38 AM)Valentin Albillo Wrote:  Perhaps John L. Gustafson doesn't consider HP-71B BASIC a programming language ? Or maybe Prof. Kahan !?. Or both !?


Ah, I seriouly doubt Gustafson examined every single programming language before making such an all encompassing assertion. Easy to exaggerate the case after examining a subset of languages, especially if you want to drive home a point at the price of a loss of accuracy. I'm sure that annoys a subset of his detractors! Anyway, Engineering is the art of calculated tradeoffs, right?

What caught my attention as an EE was the reduced power consumption . The Square Kilometer Array project mentioned in the article is budgeting 10MW of power for their supercomputer infrastructure. Zounds, how large a city would that power?

Sliderule, sounds like you have had some very fortunate moments in your career...

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