[Melbourne-pm] Looking for a (cheap) machine that provides 113-bit precision long double

Toby Corkindale toby.corkindale at strategicdata.com.au
Sun Feb 21 15:29:27 PST 2016


On Saturday, 20 February 2016 2:04:28 AM AEDT, sisyphus1 at optusnet.com.au 
> Hi guys,
> A recent bug report from Debian package managers (see 
> https://rt.cpan.org/Public/Dist/Display.html?Status=Resolved;Name=Math-MPFR) 
> ultimately alerted me to the fact that they are providing 
> packages for a number of architectures that offer the 113-bit 
> precision long doubles.
> Those architectures include alpha, arm64, mips64el and s390x.
> They weren't actually providing any -Duselongdouble builds of 
> perl for those machines - which strikes me as being rather 
> boringly unadventurous.
> Does anyone here happen to know if it's at all likely that I'd 
> be able to purchase, second hand (and at a reasonable price), 
> such a machine somewhere in Melbourne ?
> If so, where ?
> Or are these machines likely to be expensive ? (This is a whim 
> that doesn't justify the spending of big money.)
> My ebay/gumtree/google-fu went missing tonight - all I can find 
> is offers for iPads, Dell computers, or Acer laptops (mostly 
> new).
> Even a link that puts me in the right ballpark would suffice - 
> assuming that such a ballpark exists.
> Thoughts welcome !!
> Cheers,
> Rob 

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