Half-precision floats handling
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kaqu a8266a11db fmul ok 2 years ago
README.md bfloat16 starter ... 2 years ago
bfloat16nncore.py fmul ok 2 years ago
bfloat16processor.py bfloat16 fadd working! 2 years ago
dramtransfer.py bfloat16 starter ... 2 years ago
systime.py bfloat16 starter ... 2 years ago



File contents:

dramtransfer.py - contains main helpers for DRAM access.

bfloat16nncore.py - Neural network core processing

bfloat16processor.py - contains the bfloat16nn processing paths.

A note on the square root logic: I have implemented a variant of Goldschmidt's algorithm which allows for up to ⚠ 3.5% error, but there is simply no replacement for speed! If you need more accuracy, you will have to implement Newton-Raphson in s/w or perhaps doubles w/ external lib. calls. Example:

    // Newton-Raphson approximation (6 digits after decimal ok)        
    #define MAXITERATION 128
    #define ACCURRACY 1E-16

    float f = <value>; // Whatever you wanna calc.!
    float approx = 0.5 * f; // 1st approximation
    float betterapprox;            
    for(int i=0;i < MAXITERATION;i++) {
        betterapprox = 0.5 * (approx + f/approx);                
        if(f_abs(betterapprox - approx) < ACCURRACY)
        approx = betterapprox;        

systime.py - contains system time support