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Can someone please explain how fast a FLOP is?

  1. Jul 18, 2006 #1
    Can someone please explain how fast a FLOP is?
     
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  3. Jul 18, 2006 #2
    Flop stands for FLoating-point OPeration, the time it takes for a computer to do a certain number of these operations each second is used to characterise cpu performance. So a FLOP has a variable speed depending on the computer architecture.

    Maybe a better question would be, What is the theoretically fastest FLOP or how many FLOPs can a Chip perform a seccond?
     
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