million instructions per second

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Noun1.million instructions per second - (computer science) a unit for measuring the execution speed of a computer's CPU (but not the whole system)million instructions per second - (computer science) a unit for measuring the execution speed of a computer's CPU (but not the whole system); "4 MIPS is 4,000,000 instructions per second"
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"
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The newly developed micro controller comes with a CPU core of SH2A-FPU, enabling a processing of 480 million instructions per second (MIPS) on a wavelength of 200 MHz and a floating operation of 400 MFLOPS of powered processing.
The OMAP platform has a dual core architecture with both an ARM and DSP processor both running at 192 MIPS (million instructions per second).
It has a Texas Instruments digital signal processor running ThingMagic firmware with a processing speed of 600 million instructions per second.
The device features a dedicated 3-bus architecture and delivers 720 MIPS (million instructions per second) and 2.8 GFLOPS (giga-flops) at 400 MHz, a combination that provides an overall improvement in system performance.
The series executes code from its third-generation flash up to 60 million instructions per second (MIPS), without using acceleration technology.
Originally codenamed T-Rex - in deference to the legendary pre-historic dinosaur rather than the 1970s pop group of the same name - the machine is IBM's most powerful mainframe ever, capable of executing 9,000 MIPS (million instructions per second) on 32 processors.
Furthermore, by 2010, computers are expected to match the computational capabilities of the human brain--an estimated 3.2 million instructions per second.

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