Definition of "teraflop" [teraflop]

  • A measure of computing speed equal to one trillion floating-point operations per second. (noun)

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Use "teraflop" in a sentence
  • "It's the size of a fingernail called the teraflop chip."
  • "A mere 29 days ago IBM announced that it's Blue Gene/L system was the world's fastest computer capable of a sustained speed of 36.01 teraflops a teraflop is a trillion calculations per second."
  • "Designed to handle the ever-growing demands of computer games, today's top GPUs can process information at the rate of nearly two teraflops (a teraflop is a trillion floating-point operations per second)."