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ter·a·flops

 (tĕr′ə-flŏps′) or ter·a·flop (tĕr′ə-flŏp′)
n. pl. teraflops
A measure of computing speed equal to one trillion floating-point operations per second.

teraflop

(ˈtɛrəˌflɒp)
n
(Computer Science) computing a measure of processing speed, consisting of a thousand billion floating-point operations a second
[C20: from tera- + flo(ating) p(oint)]
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Noun1.teraflop - (computer science) a unit for measuring the speed of a computer system
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"
megaflop, MFLOP, million floating point operations per second - (computer science) a unit for measuring the speed of a computer system
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The 'Teraflop research chip' is the result of the company's innovative "Tera-scale computing" research aimed at delivering Teraflops -- or trillions of calculations per second --performance for future PCs and servers.
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) (NYSE: AMD), a supplier of processing solutions, showcased on Thursday (1 March) a single-system, Accelerated Computing platform that breaks the teraflop computing barrier.
Five years ago, no computer in the world was capable of more than one teraflop.