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gigaflops

[′gig·ə‚fläps]
(computer science)
A unit of computer speed, equal to 109 flops.

gigaflops

(unit)
(GFLOPS) One thousand million (10^9) floating point operations per second.

One of them is strictly "one gigaflops" in the same way that one mile per hour isn't 1 MP.

See prefix.

gigaFLOPS

(GIGAFLoating point OPerations per Second) One billion floating point operations per second. See FLOPS.
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Originally launched in June 2008, the AMD FireStream 9250 compute accelerator builds on the success of AMD FireStream 9170, the first GPU stream processor with double-precision floating point, and offers second-generation double-precision floating point hardware implementation that delivers more than 200 gigaflops.
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The product has been tested on a number of compute-intensive applications, including Nasa Langley Research Center's Fortran-based Jet3D jet noise prediction code, which was run across a cluster of Power Mac G5, G4 and Xserve G4 systems with performance of about 32 gigaflops.
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Product families within the portfolio include Portable Clusters, which offer 6 to 24 CPUs that deliver up to 200 Gigaflops of performance; Performance Clusters, delivering up to three-quarters of a Tflop of performance in a standard 42-unit rack; and High Density Clusters, providing up to up to 240 CPUs and 2 Tflops of computing power.
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