megaflop


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megaflop

(ˈmɛɡəˌflɒp)
n
(Units) computing a measure of processing speed, consisting of a million floating-point operations a second
[C20: from mega- + flo(ating) p(oint)]
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Noun1.megaflop - (computer science) a unit for measuring the speed of a computer systemmegaflop - (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"
teraflop, trillion floating point operations per second - (computer science) a unit for measuring the speed of a computer system
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Tables III lists the performance ratio of TMPI to SGI MPI, which is the megaflop or speedup number of TMPI divided by that of SGI MPI.
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--LAMf: The best megaflop rate for the algorithm (corresponding to LABlk).
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