Definition of gigaflop in English:

gigaflop

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Pronunciation: /ˈgɪgəflɒp
 
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noun

Computing
  • A unit of computing speed equal to one thousand million floating-point operations per second: the Cray supercomputer’s goal was 16 gigaflops [as modifier]: several gigaflop computers are now being designed
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    • All it means is that the source of competitive advantage from technology is not in terabytes or gigaflops any more.
    • That's a 720 gigaflop micro-supercomputer that costs less than $9,000, can fit on a bookshelf, and can be up and running in as little time as it takes to connect the network cables.
    • He said the latest terascale supercomputing system has several hundred gigaflops of sustained power on internationally accepted benchmarks and storage of over 10 terabytes.

Origin

1970s: back-formation from gigaflops (see giga-, -flop).

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