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From: Hervé Brönnimann (hbr_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-05-11 11:04:06

Dear boosters:
This might be of interest to the persons doing the Google SoC project
about bigints/bigfloats, although perhaps a bit too early. Some
others may also be interested on their own. I apologize if this is a
bit off-topic for others, this is a one-time email though.

Hervé Brönnimann
CIS, Polytechnic University
More info available at
7th Conference on Real Numbers and Computers (RNC 7)
LORIA, Nancy, France
July 10–12, 2006
More Digits friendly Competition
A friendly competition of exact real arithmetic software will be held  
in Nancy during the RNC7 conference. The goal is to measure the  
performance of various numerical computing packages on a set of  
challenging problems, with a strong emphasis on accuracy.
All packages with arbitrary precision capabilities are welcome to  
compete, with no restriction on the programming language of  
implementation, as long as you can run it on our competition machine  
(a 32-bit Pentium-4 3GHz processor running GNU/Linux). If you  
develop, maintain, or just use such a software, don't hesitate to  
take part in the friendly competition, telling us which software you  
intend to use.
The competition will consist of 20 problems. The main emphasis will  
be on the correctness of the results, not the timings. Nevertheless,  
during the competition there will be just one hour of time for each  
participant to solve all the problems together.

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