Flops meaning

flŏp
A measure of the speed of a computer in operations per second, especially arithmetic operations involving floating-point numbers. Often used in combination.

Gigaflops; teraflop.

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A unit for measuring the number of floating-point operations that a computer can perform in a second.

Megaflops, gigaflops.

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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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Plural form of flop.
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Third-person singular simple present indicative form of flop.
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(computing) Floating point operations per second.
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Origin of flops

  • f(loating-)p(oint) o(perations) p(er) s(econd) Variant flop back-formation from flops
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition