Example: "Supercomputing performance is often measured in teraflops."

Teraflops (also TFLOPS) is used to measure the performance of a computer's floating point unit (FPU). One teraflops equals 1,000 gigaflops, or 1,000,000,000,000 FLOPS. The term "teraflops" may be singular or plural because FLOPS is short for "Floating Point Operations Per Second." Teraflops is often used to measure scientific computing performance, since most scientific calculations use floating point operations.

Updated: January 15, 2010