Press Release

Posit-enabled tensor processor

November 12th, 2017

Denver, CO Stillwater Supercomputing, Inc. and the Posit Research Consortium will demonstrate a posit-enabled tensor processor hardware accelerator at the Emerging Technology Showcase at Supercomputing ’17 in Denver, CO, November 12-17.

Posits are a tapered floating point number system, more precise and more efficient as compared to IEEE floating point. At the Emerging Technology Showcase, a hardware accelerated tensor processor that uses posit-arithmetic will be demonstrated.

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