gigaflop


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gig·a·flops

 (gĭg′ə-flŏps′, jĭg′-) or gig·a·flop (-flŏp′)
n. pl. gigaflops
A measure of computing speed equal to one billion floating-point operations per second.

gigaflop

(ˈɡɪɡəˌflɒp; ˈɡaɪɡəˌflɒp)
n
(Computer Science) computing a measure of processing speed, consisting of a thousand million floating-point operations a second
[C20: from giga- + flo(ating) p(oint)]
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One Gigaflop equals one billion floating-point operations per second.
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