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Illinois ECE 498AL: Programming Massively Parallel Processors, Lecture 11: Floating Point Considerations

By Wen-Mei W Hwu

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Floating Point Considerations


  • GPU Floating Point Features
  • Normalized Representation
  • Exponent Representation
  • Representable Numbers
  • Flush to Zero
  • Denormaliztion
  • Runtime Math library
  • Make Your Programs Float Safe!


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