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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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It is configured with Fujitsu's PRIMEHPC FX10, and will ultimately have a theoretical peak performance exceeding one petaflop.
With over half of the world's Petaflop systems, as well as the top three most efficient systems on the list, Mellanox FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand and 10/40GbE interconnect solutions with PCI Express 3.
4 Petaflop sustained performance on Sequoia - 73 percent of the supercomputer's theoretical peak.
Having ushered in the petaflop era a year ago, IBM has established a Research collaboratory in Dublin, Ireland, in collaboration with the IDA, focused on achieving exascale computing and making it beneficial for businesses with technologies like stream computing to analyze massive amounts of real-time data.
Reaching the sustained petaflop per second rate is a significant milestone for NASA and its industry partners.
One petaflop is the equivalent of 1,000 trillion 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.
We are proud to have our end-to-end FDR InfiniBand products selected by the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre for their next-generation Petaflop supercomputer," said John Monson, vice president of product marketing at Mellanox Technologies.
The agreement allows for joint research in a number of areas to enable applications to run on next generation petaflop supercomputers.
At 1042 teraflops, Roadrunner was the first computer to ever break the 1 petaflop barrier - 1,000,000,000,000,000 calculations per second.
Strategic Partnership with Intel to Drive Adoption of Petaflop Scale Computing
Tokyo Tech is also home to Japan's first petaflop performance supercomputer, TSUBAME 2.