Updated: 11/13/2018 by Computer Hope

Short for floating-point operations per second, FLOPS is a measurement used to indicate how many floating point operations a microprocessor is capable of performing each second. For example, 20 Mflops is equal to 20 million FLOPS per second.

The term teraflop (or tflop) describes a trillion (1012) floating-point operations per second.

A petaflop is one quadrillion (1015) FLOPS.

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