double-precision hardware

double-precision hardware

[¦dəb·əl prə¦sizh·ən ′härd‚wer]
(computer science)
Special arithmetic units in a computer designed to handle double-length numbers, employed in operations in which greater accuracy than normal is desired.
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SUN Sparc is a sing]e/double-based architecture, providing single- and double-precision hardware as well as quadruple-precision floating-point arithmetic in software [Sun Microsystems 1997].