maximizing the bus-throughput |

Optimal computer partioning suggests that an IC that spews data is the most efficient use of the backplane bus: remove extraneous hand-wringing functions, and supply data, data-timing, and IC power.

Given that fair numeric precision has about 18 digits
~ ^{6}2 bits [being almost a power of 2],
and scale-range about ^{±99}10 ~ ^{±329}2
or 2 digits plus sign, or almost 10 bits -
~^{82}10 is the mass of the cosmos in electrons ...
I suggest a data format consisting of

- 60 bits of precision with appended head and tail '1's
- 10 bits of scaling characteristic
- 10 bits of precision control
- generally 10-bit basic data-letters {indexes, integers}

84 pins:

- 1 power Vcc
- 1 ground Vgnd
- 1 strobe-in
- 1 enable-in
- 60 data bits
- 10 characteristic bits
- 6 data-precision bits [specifies the LSB position]

[under construction]

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