- From peta- + flop (Wiktionary)
“A petaflop is the measure of one thousand trillion operations per second or (ops).”
“To be sure, there should be an asterisk after the record, for one quadrillion instructions a second, or a petaflop, is a peak number, achieved while calculating just one problem with the aid of extensive hand tuning.”
“One petaflop is the equivalent of 1,000 trillion calculations per second.”
“Roadrunner is the first to top a measure known as a petaflop, meaning that in a single second it can conduct more than one quadrillion of the "floating point" calculations used by scientists.”
“The Oak Ridge lab, a Department of Energy facility, announced Monday that it had upgraded Jaguar since then, and achieved its four-year goal of 1 quadrillion calculations per second - or 1 "petaflop" - six months ahead of schedule.”
“For the nongeek readers out there, (brace yourself because this number is going to sail right past you), a petaflop is a quadrillion float-point operations per second.www. abqmurals.com”
“The article should not have been called The petaflop challenge, but The open source challenge.”
“It was planned to run at sustained speeds of at least a thousand trillion operations a second, a measure known as a petaflop and a standard for speed that had long been sought.”
“A petaflop is a quadrillion or a million billion operations a second.”
“Currently the US Military's best machines are able to perform a petaflop, which is 1,000 trillion (a quadrillion) calculations per second.”
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