### Abstract

In Part II of this paper we first refine the analysis of error-free vector transformations presented in Part I. Based on that we present an algorithm fo r calculating the rounded-to-nearest result of s := σPi for a given vector of floating-point numbers pi. as well as algorithms for directed rounding. A special algorithm for computing the sign of s is given, also working for huge dimensions. Assume a floating-point working precision with relative round ing error unit eps. We define and investigate a Κ-fold faithful rounding of a real number r. Basically the result is stored in a vector Res_{v} of Κ nonoverlapping floating-point numbers such that σ Res_{v} approximates r with relative accuracy eps^{Κ}, and replacing Res_{κ} by its floating-point neighbors in Y. Res_{v} forms a lower and upper bound for r. For a given vector of floating-point numbers with exact sums, we present an algorithm for calculating a Κ-fold faithful rounding of s using solely the working precision. Furthermore, an algorithm for calculating a faithfully rounded result of the sum of a vector of huge dimension is presented. Our algorithms are fast in terms of measured computing time because they allow good instruction-level parallelism, they neither require special operations such as access to mantissa or exponent. they contain no branch in the inner loop. nor do they require some extra precision. The only operations used are standard floating-point addition, subtraction, and multiplication in one working precision, for example, double precision. Certain c onstants used in the algorithms are proved to be optimal.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 1269-1302 |

Number of pages | 34 |

Journal | SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing |

Volume | 31 |

Issue number | 2 |

DOIs | |

Publication status | Published - 2008 Dec 1 |

### Keywords

- Directed rounding
- Distillation
- Error analysis
- Error-free transformations
- Faithful rounding
- High accuracy
- Maximally accurate summation
- Rounding to nearest
- Sign
- XBLAS
- Κ-fold accuracy

### ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Computational Mathematics
- Applied Mathematics

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## Cite this

*SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing*,

*31*(2), 1269-1302. https://doi.org/10.1137/07068816X