A measure of computing speed equal to one trillion floating-point operations per second.
A unit of processing speed in a computer, equal to one trillion flops.
(tera FLoating point OPerations per Second) One trillion floating point operations per second. IBM's BlueGene/L supercomputer, designed for computational science at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, was upgraded in 2007 from 65,536 to 106,496 processing nodes, where each added node had twice the memory of the old. The result for BlueGene/L: a peak speed of 596 teraFLOPS.Human TeraFLOPSIt has been said that the human brain processes 100 teraFLOPS; however, the older one gets, that seems to be a gross exaggeration!
Origin of teraflops
- tera– flops
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition