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Computer Performance - MFLOPS

FLOPS stands for FLoating-Point Operations Per Second. It is a measure of a computer's performance, especially in fields of scientific calculations that make heavy use of floating-point calculations,

Floating point operations take a lot of time; add or subtract operations take less time than multiplication and and slowest of all is fp divide. Therefore if a user will need to do lots of computation involving fps it is sensible to find out how good a particular processor is at handling such operations.

MFLOPS - Millions FLoating-Point Operations Per Second - calculates the number of floating point calculations carried out and divides that by the execution time multiplied by one million.