Definitions for flopsflɒps
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a measure of computer speed, equal to the number of floating-point operations the computer can perform per second.
Origin of flops:
1985–90; fl(oating-point) op(erations per) s(econd)
In computing, FLOPS is a measure of computer performance, especially in fields of scientific calculations that make heavy use of floating-point calculations, similar to the older, simpler, instructions per second. Since the final S stands for "second", conservative speakers consider "FLOPS" as both the singular and plural of the term, although the singular "FLOP" is frequently encountered. Alternatively, the singular FLOP is used as an abbreviation for "FLoating-point OPeration", and a flop count is a count of these operations. In this context, "flops" is simply the plural rather than a rate, which would then be "flop/s". The expression 1 flops is actually interpreted as .
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