floating-point operation

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Noun1.floating-point operation - an arithmetic operation performed on floating-point numbers; "this computer can perform a million flops per second"
computer operation, machine operation - an elementary operation that a computer is designed and built to perform
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Floating-point operations are mapped to F0 through F14.
This is a very impressive machine which takes up 5,600 square feet of floor space and achieves a performance of more than 100 petaflops, which could be estimated as 1017 floating-point operations per second.
With the full capacity of 88,128 nodes (705,024 cores) of the K computer at a typical 5% computational efficiency (i.e., 5% of the 10-petaflops peak performance, effectively 5 [10.sup.14] flops), it takes about 15 s for the total 7.1 [10.sup.15] floating-point operations of the 100 parallel NHM runs and LETKF, feasible for the 30-s cycling processes considering the additional time for data transfers between the NHM and LETKF, although the full-capacity experiment is a subject of future research.
Instead of floating-point operations per second, performance on graph problems is evaluated in terms of edges per second, because an edge represents the basic unit of a relationship between entities.
This is mainly because the SGX 554MP4 GPU inside the iPad 4th gen is capable of 71.6 GFLOPS (Giga Floating-point Operations Per Second) while the Samsung's SGX 544MP4 is capable of around 51.1 GFLOPS.
Many applications, particularly commercial and financial applications, require decimal floating-point operations to avoid errors from conversions between binary and decimal formats.
"Titan's peak performance is more than 20 petaflops -- or 20 million billion floating-point operations per second -- about 90 percent of which comes from 18,688 NVIDIA Tesla K20 GPU accelerators," NVIDIA detailed.
The only requirement for the following algorithms are floating-point operations in the double precision format.
Version 1.20 of IAR Embedded Workbench for RL78has been improved to provide a faster code generated for integer arithmetic and floating-point operations, while code inlining has also been improved with smaller and faster math functions in the runtime libraries.
The second part of testing was to compare the numerical stability of our algorithm, because IEEE 754 floating-point operations are not associative (Monniaux, 2008).
Grenoble, France, worlds fastest super computers are characterized by the number of floating-point operations they can perform in one second, says a press release here on Friday.
Lonestar is a Dell Linux cluster with 5,840 processing cores and can perform 62 trillion floating-point operations per second.

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