Etaphase Kicks-off DARPA TRADES uDESIGN Program with a presentation by Etaphase Board Member Dr. John Gustafson describing a particularly hardware-friendly version of unum arithmetic known as “Type III unums,” also known as posits. Posits, are designed to efficiently represent data using half as many bits as compared to floats.
2013 October. Etaphase welcomes Dr. John Gustafson to Board of Directors. Gustafson is a Mathematician and computing thought leader. Formerly the Chief Product Architect at Advanced Micro Devices (‘AMD’), an Intel Director and Senior Architect, and CEO of Massively Parallel Technologies, Gustafson is the author of ‘Gustafson’s Law’ pertaining to parallel computing, and of ‘The End of Error’, a revolutionary solution to the problem of floating point error in numerical representation.