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teraflop

/ˈtɛrəˌflɒp/
noun
1.
(computing) a measure of processing speed, consisting of a thousand billion floating-point operations a second
Word Origin
C20: from tera- + flo(ating) p(oint)
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teraflop
  (těr'ə-flŏp')   
A measure of computing speed equal to one trillion floating-point operations per second.
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teraflop in Technology

unit
10^12 flops.
Intel beat Hitachi to the record of 1.06 teraflops, on 04 Dec 1996, unofficially in Beverton, Oregon, using 7264 Pentium Pro chips.
(1997-07-21)

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