Encyclopedia of Parallel Computing

2011 Edition
| Editors: David Padua

Petascale Computer

  • David Padua
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-09766-4_141

Petascale computers are those capable of executing at least 1015 floating point operations per second. This number of operations per second isknown as a petaflop.

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  • David Padua
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  1. 1.Siebel Center for Computer ScienceUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 4227 Siebel Center, M/C-258UrbanaUSA