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The New IEEE-754 Standard for Floating Point Arithmetic



The current IEEE-754 floating point standard was adopted 23 years ago. IEEE chartered a committee to revise the standard to include new common practice in floating point arithmetic, to incorporate decimal floating point into the standard, and to address the issue of reproducible results. This talk will visit these issues, based on the current work of the IEEE-754 revisions committee, which expects that a new standard will be adopted sometime in 2008.

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  author =	{Peter Markstein},
  title =	{The New IEEE-754 Standard for Floating Point Arithmetic},
  booktitle =	{Numerical Validation in Current Hardware Architectures},
  year =	{2008},
  editor =	{Annie Cuyt and Walter Kr{\"a}mer and Wolfram Luther and Peter Markstein},
  number =	{08021},
  series =	{Dagstuhl Seminar Proceedings},
  ISSN =	{1862-4405},
  publisher =	{Internationales Begegnungs- und Forschungszentrum f{\"u}r Informatik (IBFI), Schloss Dagstuhl, Germany},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{},
  annote =	{Keywords: Floating point arithmetic, standards}

Keywords: Floating point arithmetic, standards
Seminar: 08021 - Numerical Validation in Current Hardware Architectures
Issue date: 2008
Date of publication: 2008

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