gigaflops

[gig-uh-flops, jig]
noun
a measure of computer speed, equal to one billion floating-point operations per second.

Origin:
1985–90; see flops

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gigaflop   (gĭg'ə-flŏp')  Pronunciation Key 
A measure of computing speed equal to one billion floating-point operations per second.
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gigaflops definition

unit
(GFLOPS) One thousand million (10^9) floating point operations per second.
One of them is strictly "one gigaflops" in the same way that one mile per hour isn't 1 MP.
See prefix.
(1998-04-19)

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