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Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, relating to, or being a method of writing numeric quantities with a mantissa representing the value of the digits and a characteristic indicating the power of the number base, such as 3 × 10−5.

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Examples

  • Based on data submitted so far, Mr. Dongarra said, the Sunway machine has "credible" sustained performance of about 795 teraflops--or trillion floating-point operations per second, a measure of scientific calculations based on standard tests.

    China Supercomputer Uses Homegrown Chips

  • Results are frequently expressed in "petaflops," indicating that a quadrillion floating-point operations—a type of scientific calculation—are completed each second.

    Cray to Take On Supercomputer After IBM's Exit

  • Unlike today's supercomputers, with speeds that are measured in petaflops - a quadrillion sustained floating-point operations per second - the next generation will be measured in exaflops - a quintillion, or one million trillion floating point operations per second.

    Eric D. Isaacs: Why America Must Win the Supercomputing Race

  • Unlike today's supercomputers, with speeds that are measured in petaflops -a quadrillion sustained floating-point operations per second - the next generation will be measured in exaflops - a quintillion, or one million trillion floating point operations per second.

    Eric D. Isaacs: Why America Must Win the Supercomputing Race

  • In fact, I've rambled at length on my theories of subgenre boundaries - you see, sub-genres are floating-point variables, not binaries.

    MIND MELD: What's Your Favorite Sub-Genre of Science Fiction and/or Fantasy?

  • Unlike today's supercomputers, with speeds that are measured in petaflops - a quadrillion sustained floating-point operations per second - the next generation will be measured in exaflops - a quintillion, or one million trillion floating point operations per second.

    Eric D. Isaacs: Why America Must Win the Supercomputing Race

  • The way you add two integers is quite different to the way you add two floating-point numbers, or a float and an integer, or two matrices.

    Snell-Pym » Generic Functions

  • You have to manage your own storage, and it's up to you to preserve type safety; code sequences such as 123 3.0 + integer addition when there's a floating-point number on top of the stack have undefined behaviour.

    Snell-Pym » HYDROGEN: Conclusion

  • For example, Excel uses floating-point math, which can sometimes give people disconcerting results.

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  • Intel's Pentium chips sported a tiny error in floating-point calculation that led to a product recall.

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