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Boris Tane

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11 min2019 AUG 19
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A computer processor that gets its maths wrong…

This episode discusses the case of the first Intel Pentium Processor, that was getting some calculations wrong. How did this end up in consumers homes and offices ?

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  • Prime numbers: 824,633,702,441, 824,633,702,443
  • Number used to demonstrate the error: 824,633,702,449

Music from https://filmmusic.io

"Deadly Roulette" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)

"Covert Affair" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)

"Lobby Time" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)

"Cool Vibes" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)

License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)