from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A measure of computing speed equal to one trillion floating-point operations per second.

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  • noun Plural form of teraflop.


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[tera– + flops.]


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  • Based on data submitted so far, Mr. Dongarra said, the Sunway machine has "credible" sustained performance of about 795 teraflops--or trillion floating-point operations per second, a measure of scientific calculations based on standard tests.

    China Supercomputer Uses Homegrown Chips Don Clark 2011

  • And for our purpose here, it speeds up the whole life cycle thing, plus it saves tons of teraflops by eliminating stuff like digesting, defecating, and all that.

    The God Hater Bill Myers 2010

  • It can compute at 62.63 teraflops, with a peak performance of 94.21 teraflops, making it the most powerful computer in Europe.

    The Mare Nostrum, The Worlds Most Gorgeous Super-Computer | Impact Lab 2007

  • When the system is completely ready for operations in August 2008 it will be able to process 60 billion calculations per second or teraflops per second.

    Archive 2008-07-01 Jak Boumans 2008

  • The resulting World Community Grid will have 167 teraflops of processing power.

    Can technology save us? Yes, maybe | Sync Blog 2008

  • ~ Mind-Blowing Advances in New Computer Chips -- The world's biggest chipmaker has developed a programmable processor that can perform about a trillion calculations per second, and deliver a performance of 1.01 teraflops.

    Speedlinking 2/13/07 William Harryman 2007

  • This will include ‘Blue Gene’ supercomputers amongst other wonders of the computing industry, and will provide over 70 teraflops of raw processing power.

    70 Teraflops, $100M | Blog | Futurismic 2006

  • It has been designed to include an unprecedented number of different processing units - 65,536 in all - and is expected to reach a staggering 360 teraflops when completed.

    Boing Boing 2004

  • The machine, under construction at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, hit 70.72 teraflops, double that of the previous champ.

    Boing Boing 2004

  • However, rumors are circulating that peg the latest dual ATI x1900 GPUs running in cross fire mode up near the one teraflops range, so it would be a safe bet that a four to five times speed increase shown above should be viewed as a conservative estimate.

    Supercomputing's Next Revolution Paul Tulloch 2006


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