Mill Computing, Inc. Forums The Mill Architecture Floating Point Rounding Reply To: Floating Point Rounding

Ivan Godard
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Actually, very very early the Mill had a stochastic (dithered) rounding mode. Then I became a member of the IEEE-754 (FP standard) committee and the others convinced me that it was a bad idea. I’m not enough of a numerics guy to explain why to someone else, but we accepted the opinion of the FP mavens on the committee and dropped it.