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single precision

The use of one computer word to hold a numeric value for calculation. Contrast with double precision.
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5-TFLOP IEE754-conformant FPGA, demonstrating single-precision floating-point matrix multiply operations
Mobile workstation users, especially those in the Media and Entertainment field, will benefit from the AMD FirePro W7170M GPU with outstanding graphics performance in the Dell Precision 7710 mobile workstation matched with almost 3 TFLOPS of single-precision GPU compute power for GPU-accelerated applications and workflows.
The company did not immediately comment on questions related to single-precision performance and pricing for the graphics card.
In addition to supporting up to three instructions running in parallel, the CEVA-TL3211 also supports single-precision and double-precision FFT instructions for efficient codec implementations.
The new cluster includes 72 GPUs, each with 240 cores for processing and delivering one teraflop of single-precision, floating-point performance each -- that is 1,000 times the capability of the old Cray X-MP supercomputer.
The FPU supports both single-precision and double-precision arithmetic operations and delivers a maximum processing performance of 2.
The Silicon Graphics 750 system with 292GB memory, 428GFLOPS peak performance for double-precision computations and 856GFLOPS peak performance for single-precision computations, follows the Pentium(R) III Xeon(TM) cluster that was operative at OSC for the past 18 months.
The Kinetis K70 MCU family features an integrated graphic LCD controller and a single-precision floating-point unit.
Altera also offers the industry's first implementation of IEEE 754 single-precision hardened floating point operators in the DSP (digital signal processing) blocks in its Arria 10 FPGAs, enabling a processing rate of up to 1.
Its key features include: Support for four 32x32-bit multiplier-accumulators (MACs) per cycle with 72-bit accumulators, more than double the performance of other audio DSPs for computationally intensive functions such as fast Fourier transform (FFT) and finite impulse response (FIR), Support for eight 32x16-bit MACs per cycle under specified conditions, Four very long instruction word (VLIW) slot architecture capable of issuing two 64-bit loads per cycle, Optional vector floating-point unit available, providing up to four single-precision IEEE floating-point MACs per cycle, Software compatible with the existing HiFi DSP family consisting of over 140 HiFi-optimized audio and voice codecs and audio enhancement software packages.
Graphics processors lead in their ability to deliver several teraflops of single-precision and roughly half a teraflop of double-precision performance while consuming around 200 watts of power (between 185 and 225 watts).

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