Definition of petaflop in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˈpedəˌfläp/


A unit of computing speed equal to one thousand million million (1015) floating-point operations per second.
Example sentences
  • Commissioned by the National Science Foundation, it would be the fastest computer in the world, the first to break the petaflop barrier.
  • With two stages of enhancements, its performance will grow to in excess of one petaflop.
  • That topped the list in June with a rate of 1.75 petaflops.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: pe·ta·flop

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.