million instructions per second


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Noun1.million instructions per second - (computer science) a unit for measuring the execution speed of a computer's CPU (but not the whole system)million instructions per second - (computer science) a unit for measuring the execution speed of a computer's CPU (but not the whole system); "4 MIPS is 4,000,000 instructions per second"
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
unit, unit of measurement - any division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchange; "the dollar is the United States unit of currency"; "a unit of wheat is a bushel"; "change per unit volume"
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Interconnected by a fiber-optics network, the simulator boasts almost 40 gigabytes of high-speed memory integrated to provide a total processing capability of over 500,000 million instructions per second, roughly the power possessed by an assembly of 5,000 Pentium-based PCs.
In 1978, a Cray supercomputer processed 160 million instructions per second and cost $20 million, according to Peppers and Rogers.
For instance, in 1974, the Intel 8080 microprocessor delivered one million instructions per second (1 MIPS) for $1,250.
For $4,000, we can put 150 million instructions per second on the desktop of anybody in the world.
is using its Clipper RISC CPU in the 6000 series of compute servers, which range in power from 10 million instructions per second (mips) to 20 mips.
But model IV is capable of taking up to 16 such boards, boosting computing speeds to 8 million instructions per second (mips).

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