When you are doing 3D-XYZ Array Elements that are massive in size such as:
RGBA_Pixels_Array = [ 0...999999999 ] of [ X: 0..65535, Y: 0..65535, Z: 0..65535 ] of
So you are dealing array sizes that EXCEED 64-bits in size so I need 128 bits types PLUS we use
128 bit wide FIXED-POINT data types where we use 64 bits for the integer portion and 64 bits for the fractional portion.
In our OWN experiences we have an Aerospace Platform (low Earth Orbit) that can image at 4 cm per pixel RAW and when you image the ENTIRE land-mass of the Earth, 64 bits is NOWHERE enough to image all of the Earth and index those pixel-based tiles within a Database, so we use 128-bit wide numbers. That means our internal eggheads (and ME who did the GPU SOBEL/CANNY accelerator portion!) created a custom inhouse-designed and etched GaAs CISC-based combined-CPU/GPU/DSP/Vector Array Processor that is used in our super-workstations and supercomputers.
Not to brag too much, but our Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada underground warehouse supercomputer facility IS the actual fastest supercomputer in the world at 119 ExaFLOPS SUSTAINED using 128-bits wide 60 GHz CPU arrays.
Right now it is running a physics-based electro-chemical simulation (i.e. K, Na, P-gating) of human neural tissue which uses HUGE 3D-XYZ arrays of records containing weighted values and range limits for general electro-chemical bonds and gating which were "GROWN" (i.e. iterated) into a functional neural net that pretty much has a 160 IQ of Artificial General Intelligence that is conversant in 20 languages AND has done much scientific research and development for the parent company's benefit!
The system runs in real time and is basically a FUNCTIONAL HUMAN BRAIN (i.e. Whole Brain Emulation) at a Ph.D+ level of educational and experience AND it's getting SMARTER by the day!
When our MASSIVE underground Northern British Columbia facility comes online which uses even MORE FANCY 2 THz Opto-Electronic combined-CPU/GPU/DSP/Vector Array Processors that will have Yotta-FLOPS of computational power, it will transform our WBE into a TRUE super-intelligence because then it can run at speeds FAR in excess of any real-world human neural tissue!
Our company is literally TOP-OF-THE-HEAP in CPU-design and manufacture, BLOWING AWAY what Intel, AMD, IBM, ARM, Apple, Qualcomm, Samsung, Huawei, etc can do! We are literally the WORLD'S LARGEST CPU CHIP AND SRAM/DRAM MEMORY MANUFACTURER ..... BUT .... you have NEVER heard of us and we are COMPLETELY under-the-radar!
Sooooooo, I may SOUND like a total whack-job .... BUT ..... the proof is in the digital pudding which I see and eat almost EVERY DAY !!!