trillion floating point operations per second


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Synonyms for trillion floating point operations per second

(computer science) a unit for measuring the speed of a computer system

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One TFLOPS is one trillion floating point operations per second, which is equivalent, in theory, to the processing performance delivered by a total of 512 supercomputers linked with each other, according to NEC.
Jacquard has a peak performance of 3.1 trillion floating point operations per second (teraflop/s).
The computer, measured against the industry-standard LINPACK benchmark, was able to turn in a sustained performance of 36.01 teraflops (trillion floating point operations per second), claims the company.
With a theoretical speed of 42 teraFLOPS (trillion floating point operations per second), the Earth Simulator will have a sustained performance 1,000 times greater than that of existing super-computers operating in meteorological and environmental fields, says NEC.
TERAFLOP PARTNERS...Intel and DARPA have agreed to join forces to accelerate the development of advanced high-performance computer systems capable of sustaining one trillion floating point operations per second (teraFLOPS).
"The larger significance of these rankings is that we have demonstrated that a single university lab can achieve terascale performance," added Matsuoka, referring to systems capable of performing a teraflop, or one trillion floating point operations per second. "In the near future, I expect to see multiple labs achieving computing power on the order of tens to hundreds of teraflops, making new scientific discoveries possible."
2 Teraflop: One trillion floating point operations per second.