petaflop


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pet·a·flops

 (pĕt′ə-flŏps′) or pet·a·flop (-flŏp′)
n. pl. petaflops
A measure of computing speed equal to one quadrillion floating-point operations per second.

petaflop

(ˈpɛtəˌflɒp)
n
a measure of processing speed, consisting of 1015 floating-point operations a second
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Computer scientists do not all agree with the metrics used to calculate the Top500 list however, and there have been criticisms that a single petaflops figure does not always directly translate into a measure of how useful the supercomputer actually is.
16 petaflops, this recently ascended to the summit of the Top500 list as the world's most powerful supercomputer.
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The world's first supercomputer to break the petaflop barrier, the US Department of Energy's RoadRunner system had been decommissioned.
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The proceedings volume comprises 21 papers (selected from 74 submissions), 10 short tool presentations, and three keynote addresses on evaluating petaflop systems performance, high-quality streaming of continuous media over the Internet, and quantitative descriptions of biological systems within a process algebra framework.
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