speed·​up | \ ˈspēd-ˌəp How to pronounce speedup (audio) \

Definition of speedup

2 : an employer's demand for accelerated output without increased pay

Examples of speedup in a Sentence

I'd like to see some speedup in the selection process.
Recent Examples on the Web Qiskit Runtime improvements created a 100x speedup in iterative circuit execution workloads. Paul Smith-goodson, Forbes, 2 May 2022 Qiskit Runtime and Runtime primitives will continue to play an essential role in IBM’s future plans and it is expected to increase speedup from today’s 120x to 200,000x sometime in the future. Paul Smith-goodson, Forbes, 18 May 2022 Yet that task was contrived to show a speedup and was of no inherent interest. Quanta Magazine, 2 Aug. 2021 Despite the speedup of its vaccine rollout and a drop in daily new infections, Japan continues to see close to 100 deaths from Covid-19 every day. Siladitya Ray, Forbes, 3 June 2021 Many aspects of modern finance, such as complex securities pricing, portfolio optimization and forecasting, rely on algorithms that are susceptible to potential quadratic or exponential speedup using quantum computers. Paul Lipman, Forbes, 11 Mar. 2021 Perhaps the most famous quantum speedup comes from Shor's algorithm, which can find the factors of numbers (e.g. 5 and 3 are factors of 15) almost exponentially faster than the best classical algorithms. Ian Durham, Scientific American, 20 Feb. 2021 Without a significant speedup, vaccinating enough people in the United States to achieve herd immunity will take years, not months. Isaac Stanley-becker, Anchorage Daily News, 31 Dec. 2020 Hamlington and colleagues first reported signs of the speedup in 2018 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Paul Voosen, Science | AAAS, 18 Nov. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of speedup

1921, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Speedup.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/speedup. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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