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13:04 Sep 7, 2006
English to Arabic translations [PRO]
Military / Defense
English term or phrase: petaflop status
The Los Alamos system is one of five efforts in the United States to reach petaflop status by 2010.

The Roadrunner will use the Sony Cell Broadband Engine as a specialized processor, with a corresponding array of Advanced Micro Devices Opteron microprocessors. This kind of hybrid design is increasingly being used as designers scramble to reach ever-greater computing speeds
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A petaflop is a measure of a computer's processing speed and can be expressed as a thousand trillion floating point operations per second.

FLOPS are floating-point operations per second. Floating-point is considered to be a method of encoding real numbers within the limits of finite precision available on computers.

Using floating-point encoding, extremely long numbers can be handled relatively easily. A floating-point number is expressed as a basic number, an exponent, and a number base which is usually ten but may also be 2.

    Reference: http://www.petaflop.info/
    Reference: http://www.pcmag-arabic.com/news/news.php?id=EEVEAFVFpknKZcr...
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والفلوپ FLOP تعنى عملية نقطة طافية ( علامة عشرية بالعربية الدارجة ) فى الثانية . والتيرا تعنى تريليون ، أى مليون مليون . هذا يجعله خمس أضعاف سرعة الحاسوب التالى مباشرة ، حاسوب آى بى إم المسمى ASCI White, SP Power3 375 MHz . ويكافئ تجميع أسرع 15 حاسوب فى أميركا فى حاسوب واحد ( إذا كنت تعرف ما تعنيه تيرا ، فاستعد من الآن للكلمة التالية پيتا . پيتافلوب petaflop أو ألف تريليون عملية هى الخطوة التالية التى يتسابق الجميع عليها سنة 2010 ! ) .

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In computing, FLOPS (or flops) is an abbreviation of Floating Point Operations Per Second. This is used as a measure of a computer's performance, especially in fields of scientific calculations that make heavy use of floating point calculations. (Compare to MIPS -- million instructions per second.) One should speak in the singular of a FLOPS and not of a FLOP, although the latter is frequently encountered. The final S stands for second and does not indicate a plural.

Alternatively, the singular FLOP (or flop) is used as an abbreviation for "floating-point operation", and a flop count is a count of these operations (e.g., required by a given algorithm or computer program). In this context, "flops" is simply the plural rather than a rate.

Computing devices exhibit an enormous range of performance levels in floating-point applications, so it makes sense to introduce larger units than the FLOPS. The standard SI prefixes can be used for this purpose, resulting in such units as megaFLOPS (MFLOPS, 106 FLOPS), gigaFLOPS (GFLOPS, 109 FLOPS), teraFLOPS (TFLOPS, 1012 FLOPS), petaFLOPS (PFLOPS, 1015 FLOPS) and exaFLOPS (EFLOPS, 1018 FLOPS).

    Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petaflop
    Reference: http://www.lexicool.com/dlink.asp?ID=0VS5QP23361&L1=01&L2=09
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