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flops

 (flŏps) or flop (flŏp)
n. pl. flops
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.

[f(loating-)p(oint) o(perations) p(er) s(econd). Variant flop, back-formation from flops.]

flops

or

FLOPS

n acronym for
(Computer Science) floating-point operations per second: used as a measure of computer processing power (in combination with a prefix): megaflops; gigaflops.

flops

(flɒps)
n.
a measure of computer speed, equal to the number of floating-point operations the computer can perform per second.
[1985–90; fl(oating-point) op(erations per) s(econd)]
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By 2020, Bull sequana will reach exaflops level and will be able to process a billion billion operations per second.
A computer performing exaflops --1,000,000 times faster than the most advanced computer in Star Trek--is not out of reach.
Teraflops or TFlops are 1012 Flops, petaflops or PFlops are 1015 (1000 trillion) Flops and exaflops or EFlops are 1018 (one quintillion or one million TFLOPS) Flops.
Advanced computers are expected to cross the exaFLOPS threshold by the end of this decade -- getting up to quintillions of calculations per second.
MIC] gives us the compute density we need" to get to deliver exaflops of performance by 2018, Goh said.
Further, to meet the growing challenge of running large-scale simulations in the multi petaflops and exaflops range of computing, Intel, Forschungszentrum Julich (FZJ) and ParTec will announce a multi-year commitment to create the ExaCluster Laboratory (ECL) at Julich.