7th Conference on Real Numbers and Computers (RNC 7)
LORIA, Nancy, France
July 10–12, 2006
RNC 7 — Real Numbers and Computers 2006
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 16 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.
The 16 problems are grouped as follows:
- 6 « simple » formulae
- 8 « intermediate » problems
- 2 « difficult » problems
As organizers, the MPFR and iRRAM teams did not compete.
Participants and results
|Team/System||Contact Person||Participation Mode||Points||Solutions|
|mpfs||Keith M. Briggs||attends||44||source tarball|
|RealLib||Branimir Lambov||remote||50||source code|
|Few Digits||Russell O'Connor||remote||12||source tarball|
|Wolfram Research Team||Ed Pegg Jr||remote||80|
You can look at the detailed results.
|Competitors registration deadline:||May 31, 2006|
|Competition machine made available:||Not determined|
- final results
- the previous competition, held in Nijmegen
- the mailing-list for discussion and announcements about the competition. Please register if you're interested, and don't hesitate to mail Laurent if you have a difficulty.
- the text version of the Call for Participation is available.
The organizers can be reached at moredigits at lateralis dot org.