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The LINPACK Benchmark

Posted by Cleve Moler,

By reaching 33.86 petaflops on the LINPACK Benchmark, China's Tianhe-2 supercomputer has just become the world's fastest computer. The technical computing community thinks of LINPACK not as a matrix software library, but as a benchmark. In that role LINPACK has some attractive aspects, but also some undesirable features.... read more >>

Pentium Division Bug Affair

Posted by Cleve Moler,

In my previous blog post I reprinted the Cleve's Corner article from the 1995 issues of MATLAB News and Notes and SIAM News about the Pentium division bug. In today's post I would like to describe some of the effects that affair had on the emerging Internet, the MathWorks, and the Intel Corporation,... read more >>

Pentium Division Bug Revisited 3

Posted by Cleve Moler,

The Pentium division bug episode in the fall of 1994 was a defining moment for the MathWorks, for the Internet, for Intel Corporation, and for me personally. In this blog I am reprinting the article that I wrote for the Winter 1995 issue of MATLAB News and Notes and for SIAM News. In my next blog I want to discuss the episode's impact.... read more >>