floating-point operation

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Noun1.floating-point operation - an arithmetic operation performed on floating-point numbers; "this computer can perform a million flops per second"
computer operation, machine operation - an elementary operation that a computer is designed and built to perform
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2) Teraflops: One trillion floating-point operations per second.
Using this same 1980s computational framework, Ranger delivered near-linear scaling to 60,000 processing cores, near-peak performance per core, and 363 billion floating-point operations per second even when taking into account all communications overhead.
2 GFLOPS (giga floating-point operations per second).
The 32-bit single precision, IEEE-754 compatible MicroBlaze FPU provides designers with a processor tailored to execute both integer and floating-point operations.
61 GFLOPS or giga floating-point operations per second under a standard benchmark measurement called Linkpack-HPC, NEC said in a news release.
The theoretical peak performance of the system is estimated in excess of 1 trillion floating-point operations per second (1 teraflop) and is expected to provide computing performance that rivals today's fastest supercomputers at a fraction of the cost of existing systems in the same class.
This is the world's fastest supercomputer configured with 640 nodes (64GFLOPS/node, 5,120 CPUs in total), each of which consists of eight vector processors (8GFLOPS/CPU), and achieves the peak performance of 40TFLOPS (40 trillion floating-point operations per second).
This year, NCEP purchased an IBM supercomputer capable of a peak speed of 690 billion floating-point operations per second (gigaFLOPS).
Smith is currently implementing a machine capable of one tenth of a teraflops or 10 [11] floating-point operations per second.

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