gigaflops


Also found in: Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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.

American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

gig•a•flops

(ˈgɪg əˌflɒps, ˈdʒɪg-)
n.
a measure of computer speed, equal to one billion floating-point operations per second.
[1985–90; see flops]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
The machine, with 28 CPUs, a speed of 224 gigaflops (GFLOPS), a 224-gigabyte memory, a RAD 3 (3.78 terabytes) storage device and 14 terabytes of backup capacity, ran until 2005.
A desktop computer runs at gigaflops. The world's fastest supercomputer, China's Sunway TaihuLight, runs at 93 petaflops, but relies on 10 million processing cores and uses massive amounts of energy.
No cloud connectivity is needed for its on-board processing, and it offers more than 100 gigaflops of performance within a 1W power envelope.
It consumes just 1 watt of power and provides 100 gigaflops of performance.
typical laptop available in 2012 was capable of performing 50 gigaFLOPS,
The PowerEdge C4130 can also achieve over 7.2 Teraflops on a single 1U server and has a performance/watt ratio of up to 4.17 Gigaflops per watt(7).
We have become addicted to multi-gigabit connections, terabytes of storage, and gigaflops of processing power; however, the delivery vehicle for a "cyber weapon" is an exploit that all too often is only a few bytes in size.
It offers 1,011 gigaflops of peak double-precision performance, 30MB of cache and memory capacity of 8GB.