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- noun computing A unit of
computing powerequal to 1000 (or 1024) gigaflops
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- noun (computer science) a unit for measuring the speed of a computer system
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It's the size of a fingernail called the teraflop chip.
A mere 29 days ago IBM announced that it's Blue Gene/L system was the world's fastest computer capable of a sustained speed of 36.01 teraflops a teraflop is a trillion calculations per second.
Designed to handle the ever-growing demands of computer games, today's top GPUs can process information at the rate of nearly two teraflops (a teraflop is a trillion floating-point operations per second).
A petaflop stands for a quadrillion floating-point operations per second, and a teraflop is a trillion calculations a second.
A teraflop is a trillion But the IBM Roadrunner remained the king with 1.105 petaflops.
A teraflop is a measure of how many floating point operations per second a computer can handle.
GigaOM Network 2008
Nvidia Corp. and Advanced Micro Devices Inc. are packing hundreds of specialized calculating engines on new graphics chips to reach a milestone for speed known as a "teraflop," or a trillion scientific operations per second.
Nvidia today unveiled a system for high-performance computing that uses four graphics processors to provide 1 teraflop of computing power, and multiple units can be easily combined to form a GPU-based computing cluster.
The HD 4800 is the first mobile GPU according to AMD to break the teraflop barrier.
In the area of supercomputing, scientists have coupled together commodity hardware and open source software to build complex systems that have drastically reduced the cost per teraflop for supercomputers.
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