tera·​flop ˈter-ə-ˌfläp How to pronounce teraflop (audio)
plural teraflops
: a unit of measure for the calculating speed of a computer equal to one trillion floating-point operations per second
Sony is also promising 10.28 teraflops of performance, which is nearly 15 percent less than the Xbox Series X.Tom Warren

Examples of teraflop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So one of the standard processes has four teraflops—four million million floating point operations a second on a piece of silicon that costs 5 bucks. IEEE Spectrum, 17 May 2023 What’s a teraflop? Lee Neikirk, USA TODAY, 17 Sep. 2020 There are 64 field-programmable gate arrays that handle the emulation by together performing more than 150 trillion floating-point operations (teraflops). IEEE Spectrum, 28 May 2019 Microsoft pairs this with a dedicated 10GB of RAM and a four teraflop GPU (graphics processing unit). Jacob Krol, CNN Underscored, 5 Nov. 2020

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Word History


tera- + flop entry 4

First Known Use

1984, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of teraflop was in 1984

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“Teraflop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/teraflop. Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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