2008年6月8日 星期日

petaflop

By breaking the petaflop barrier sooner than had been generally expected, the United States’ supercomputer industry has been able to sustain a pace of continuous performance increases, improving a thousandfold in processing power in 11 years. The next thousandfold goal is the exaflop, which is a quintillion calculations per second, followed by the zettaflop, the yottaflop and the xeraflop.


petaflop 每秒運算百萬億次

peta-


A word element used in naming units of measurement to designate a quantity 1015 (a thousand-million-million) times the unit to which it is joined. Symbol P.

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