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MTOPS

(Million Theoretical Operations Per Second) A measurement of a computer's cryptographic performance in decoding a secret message. For example, an old 600 MHz Pentium III yielded approximately 1,400 MTOPS, while a subsequent Core 2 Duo CPU performed more than 11,000 MTOPS. Although widely used, MTOPS is a rather imprecise measurement, as are MIPS, FLOPS and other such gauges of performance. See instructions per second and FLOPS.
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Congress of an adjustment in the MTOPS threshold levels.
Robert Majak, assistant secretary for export administration at the Commerce Departments Bureau of Export Administration (BXA) said while the Playstation 2 devices almost assuredly clock more than 6 MTOPs, there are more efficient and more commercially-available devices - desktop PCs that measure speeds of up to 6,500 MTOPs, for example - than this holiday's scarcest gift.
By midsummer 1993, computer firms were preparing to mass-produce computers incorporating the first-generation Intel Pentium chip and Digital Equipment Corp.'s Alpha AXP chip, which would launch performance levels to 200 MTOPS, or 16 times the existing licensing threshold.
Computers that perform at more than 2,000 Mtops can expect export delays.
Certainly, given quality test data, marginally more computing power is marginally more beneficial, but systems of several thousand Mtops offer no truly exceptional and discontinuous advantages for nuclear weapons design over a few easily networked lesser machines.(2)
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In January 2002, the President announced that the control threshold above which computers exported to countries such as China, India, and Russia would increase from 85,000 millions of theoretical operations per second (MTOPS) to 190,000 MTOPS.
The new level above which an individual license will be required for exports to Tier-2 countries is 45,000 MTOPS (millions of theoretical operations per second).
The US operates an export control system that calculates the power of computing equipment through a measurement of millions of theoretical operations per second (MTOPS) and grades what equipment can be sold to what country on a tiered basis (CI No 3,681).
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