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(computer science)
A unit of computer speed, equal to one floating-point arithmetic operation per second.


Floating-point operations per second.




(FLoating point Operations Per Second) The measurement of floating point calculations. For example, 100 megaFLOPS (MFLOPS) is 100 million floating point operations per second, and 100 teraFLOPS (TFLOPS) is 100 trillion FLOPS. See IOPS.
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3 petaflops per second, making it the clear leader - for commercial usage - anywhere in the world.
Areas of research include scaling key applications in the Dutch research community to support a large number of cores, new programming tools, Linux system performance and tuning and energy efficient technologies, which are all essential for petaflop systems.
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A petaflop is equal to one thousand trillion calculations per second.
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One petaflop is the equivalent of 1,000 trillion calculations per second.
Each petaflop represents one thousand trillion calculations per second.
3 petaflop high performance computing (HPC) system being installed at the International Fusion Energy Research Center (IFERC) in Rokkasho, Japan.
At 1042 teraflops, Roadrunner was the first computer to ever break the 1 petaflop barrier - 1,000,000,000,000,000 calculations per second.
lt;p>The fastest systems today perform at a little over 1 petaflop, or 1 thousand trillion floating-point operations per second.