The IEEE Standard 754: One for the History Books

@article{Hough2019TheIS,
  title={The IEEE Standard 754: One for the History Books},
  author={David G. Hough},
  journal={Computer},
  year={2019},
  volume={52},
  pages={109-112}
}
  • D. Hough
  • Published 21 November 2019
  • Engineering
  • Computer
Reports on IEEE Standard 754, the Standard for Floating Point Arithmetic, had its beginnings more than 40 years ago. Implementations of the standard have flourished in many commercial microprocessors and other computer platforms. In June, a revision of the standard was approved by the IEEE Standards Association Standards Board. This column recounts some of the interesting history behind the standard. 
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