[llvm-dev] Publication & Project: Verificarlo: checking floating point accuracy through Monte Carlo Arithmetic

Renato Golin via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Mon Sep 26 09:30:29 PDT 2016

Added on r282416.



On 26 September 2016 at 08:13, Pablo Oliveira via llvm-dev
<llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote:
> Hi,
> We have recently published a paper on floating point accuracy analysis
> through Monte Carlo Arithmetic. We also released the open-source tool
> Verificarlo (https://github.com/verificarlo/verificarlo) that relies on
> LLVM for instrumenting floating point operations.
> Could you please add our paper to http://llvm.org/pubs/ ?
> Verificarlo: checking floating point accuracy through Monte Carlo
> Arithmetic. Christophe Denis, Pablo de Oliveira Castro, and Eric Petit.
> 23rd IEEE International Symposium on Computer Arithmetic (ARITH), July
> 2016.
> The preprint is available online at
> <https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-01192668>.
> Could you please also add our tool to http://llvm.org/ProjectsWithLLVM ?
> Verificarlo: A tool for automatic Montecarlo Arithmetic analysis.
> https://github.com/verificarlo/verificarlo
> Verificarlo is an LLVM based tool to automatically use the Monte Carlo
> arithmetic in place of IEEE-754 floating point arithmetic. Verificarlo
> instruments floating operations point at the LLVM Intermediate
> Representation level replacing all floating point operations by their
> Monte Carlo Arithmetic counterpart. It forces the results of floating
> point operations to behave like random variables turning executions of a
> program into trials of a Monte Carlo simulation and allowing statistics
> on the effects of rounding error to be obtained over a number of
> executions. In particular, Verificarlo tracks rounding and catastrophic
> cancellation errors at a given virtual precision.
> Thanks,
> Pablo
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