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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Imprecision in Computing

In the CACM:  Decrease precision.  For Saving energy apparently.   How is this making anything better?    The amount of energy involved seems minimal.  Yet understanding precision is important in large and complex problems is important.  Yesterday had a conversation about the wildly increased precision in imaging, since early Defense department experiences.  Perhaps not seen as necessary at the time, but considerable advantages have been derived since.

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