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million instructions per second

[′mil·yən in′strək·shənz pər ′sek·ənd]
(computer science)
A unit used to measure the speed at which a computer's central processing unit can process instructions. Abbreviated MIPS.
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The two firms have signed ten year agreements for use of the 64-bit architecture, which is designed to eventually achieve processing of more than a billion instructions per second.
Personal Computers with multiple Pentium Pro processors are available now, with combined clock speeds of 300-400 M-Hz, capable of 200+ million instructions per second.
These Bull systems provide processing speeds of 68 million instructions per second and can be used as either stand-alone, high-performance platforms or as multi-purpose computers capable of supporting from 32 to more than 500 users.
But model IV is capable of taking up to 16 such boards, boosting computing speeds to 8 million instructions per second (mips).
a demonstration unit that fits into a suitcase, and delivered a paltry 640 billion instructions per second.
They deliver 65-million instructions per second (MIPS) performance, approximately twice that of Hitachi's current SH7044 and SH7045 chips, which they succeed.

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