Definition of petaflop in English:

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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.

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Syllabification: pe·ta·flop

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