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  • n. Plural form of petaflop.


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  • IBM has announced a new chip that could help a supercomputer achieve 10 petaflops, which is calculating power tantamount to the speeds Nature uses to form bubbles in sea foam and keep planets in orbit.

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  • A petaflops is a quadrillion floating point operations per second.

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  • The next-generation Internet will allow "petaflops" (1015 floating-point operations per second) of real-time computational power to be deployed to virtually any point on the earth.

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  • Results are frequently expressed in "petaflops," indicating that a quadrillion floating-point operations—a type of scientific calculation—are completed each second.

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  • Analysts expect the Oak Ridge system, expected to be upgraded by the end of 2012, may top the list with peak performance of 10 to 20 petaflops.

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  • This fall, the Chinese National University of Defense Technology announced that it had created the world's fastest supercomputer, Tianhe-1A, which clocks in at 2.5 petaflops or 2,500 trillion operations per second.

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  • But Nvidia says the new system in Tianjin — which is being formally announced Thursday at an event in China — was able to reach 2.5 petaflops.

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  • It ranked as the third-fastest supercomputer in June, with speeds of 1.75 petaflops per second.

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  • Nvidia on Tuesday said the new machine, dubbed "Titan" and slated for completion in 2012, has the potential to deliver more than 20 petaflops, or a thousand trillion operations per second.

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  • Tianhe-1A, named for the Milky Way, is capable of sustained computing of 2.507 petaflops? equivalent to 2,507 trillion calculations each second.

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