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LATEST ARTICLES
Communication Corner

How an Ugly Duckling Became a Swan

December 2016
by Philip Yaffe

John Gustafson, one of the foremost experts in scientific computing, has proposed a new number format that provides more accurate answers than standard floats, yet saves space and energy. The new format might well revolutionize the way we do numerical calculations. ...


Commentary

Screwbots

October 2016
by Alessio Malizia, Alan Chamberlain

John Gustafson, one of the foremost experts in scientific computing, has proposed a new number format that provides more accurate answers than standard floats, yet saves space and energy. The new format might well revolutionize the way we do numerical calculations. ...



Interview

Unums 2.0: An Interview with John L. Gustafson

September 2016
Interviewed by Walter Tichy

John Gustafson, one of the foremost experts in scientific computing, has proposed a new number format that provides more accurate answers than standard floats, yet saves space and energy. The new format might well revolutionize the way we do numerical calculations. ...


Interview

Rethinking Randomness: An interview with Jeff Buzen, Part II

August 2016
Interviewed by Peter J. Denning

John Gustafson, one of the foremost experts in scientific computing, has proposed a new number format that provides more accurate answers than standard floats, yet saves space and energy. The new format might well revolutionize the way we do numerical calculations. ...