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1. An early system on the IBM 701.

[Listed in CACM 2(5):16 (May 1959)].
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(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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Like tonight, I got a tech for saying, `He's a flopper.'"