This is an online reading course to train computational scientists and software engineers in mixed-precision programming.

Course Objectives:

  • Understand floating-point numbers and how different precisions are stored on digital computers;
  • Learn how precision of floating-point number can affect
    • computational speed;
    • energy consumption;
    • accuracy of computation;
  • Develop an understanding of the mathematical considerations required when developing mixed-precision code;
  • Develop an understanding of how code structure can affect the suitability of whether a code will perform well when using mixed-precision.


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