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(Purdue University)   Something the Pentium could do in 1997 is suddenly all the rage   ( divider line
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2013-12-19 03:05:40 PM  
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poot_rootbeer: I haven't read the entire abstract, and certainly not the actual paper, but given that binary arithmetic is typically implemented with O(1) performance, I'm not sure I see how intentionally discarding precision when it's unnecessary could actually have benefits.  (Or at least, I don't see how the overhead involved in figuring out when precision is unnecessary would be earned back.)

You shave a bit here, a bit there. Soon you're talking about significant bits.
2013-12-19 09:21:01 AM  
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SpdrJay: I hope you guys realize that there's no way to turn off a quantum computer.....

We could send in Schrödinger's cat to do that

...or not.

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