floating-point operation

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n floating-point operation an arithmetic operation performed on floating-point numbers "this computer can perform a million flops per second"
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Usage

In literature:

Operations for floating point numbers are handled by programming.
"Preliminary Specifications: Programmed Data Processor Model Three (PDP-3)" by Digital Equipment Corporation
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In news:

The first supercomputer to reach one petaFLOPS (one quadrillion floating point operations per second).
The Condor Cluster can achieve about 1.5 GigaFLOPS — floating point operations per second, the unit by which supercomputing power is measured — per watt of computing power.
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In science:

One floating point operation at top speed (i.e. the speed of matrix multiplication) costs one time unit. (2).
Virtual Transmission Method, A New Distributed Algorithm to Solve Sparse Linear System
Measuring the absolute performance of the metacomputer is difficult because the result strongly depends on the fraction of Floating-point Division operations (FDIVs) used in the benchmark code.
Computational Asteroseismology
Table 2.1 lists four different measures of the absolute speed in Millions of FLoating-point Operations Per Second (MFLOPS).
Computational Asteroseismology
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