Higher Precision

Some articles on precision:

Extended Precision Implementations - IEEE 754 Extended Precision Formats
... The IEEE 754 floating point standard recommends that implementations provide extended precision formats ... x86 and x86-64 and Itanium processors support an 80-bit "double extended" extended precision format with a 64-bit significand ... It was designed to support a 32-bit "single precision" format and a 64-bit "double precision" format for encoding and interchanging floating point numbers ...

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