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Unums 2.0: An Interview with John L. Gustafson

Unums 2.0: An Interview with John L. Gustafson
Author:

Walter F. Tichy 

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Date: 13.10.2016

New interview with John Gustafson about unums 2.0 (universal numbers.) This time, John advocates a total break with traditional floating point numbers and proposes a radically different format. The format needs very few bits and always knows how accurate a result is. Could be great for deep learning and exascale. You can even define your own custom number systems (such as a number system based on pi or e).

http://ubiquity.acm.org/article.cfm?id=3001758