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FLOP

1. An early system on the IBM 701.

[Listed in CACM 2(5):16 (May 1959)].
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FLOPS

(FLoating point Operations Per Second) The measurement of floating point calculations. For example, 100 megaFLOPS (MFLOPS) is 100 million floating point operations per second. See IOPS, instructions per second and space/time.

Name         Number of FLOPS

  megaFLOPS    million

  teraFLOPS    trillion

  petaFLOPS    quadrillion

  exaFLOPS     quintillion
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"You!" they yelled, pointing their thin fingers at the group; and they all flopped around, so they were white, and then all flopped back again, so they were black.
Here it threw the hook out and flopped tremendously until she fell upon it and captured it in her hands.
It flopped, there was a convulsive movement on her part, and it was gone.
He was so tired that he flopped down upon the nice soft sand on the floor of the rabbit-hole, and shut his eyes.