Definition of Million instructions per second

1. Noun. (computer science) a unit for measuring the execution speed of a computer's CPU (but not the whole system). "4 MIPS is 4,000,000 instructions per second"

Exact synonyms: Mips
Category relationships: Computer Science, Computing
Generic synonyms: Unit, Unit Of Measurement



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Literary usage of Million instructions per second

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1. The Politics of Bandwidth: Network Innovation and Regulation in Broadband by James Wilsdon, Daniel Stedman Jones (2002)
"Today . . . there are perhaps 300 million active computers in the world with processing power averaging several hundred million instructions per second. ..."

2. Workforce 2000: Work and Workers for the 21st Century by William B. Johnstone, DIANE Publishing Company, Arnold E. Packer (1987)
"Today's microprocessors that can process one or two million instructions per second will have been succeeded by chips that are an order of magnitude more ..."

3. A History of the Personal Computer: The People and the Technology by Roy A. Allan (2001)
"The microprocessor can process a maximum of three instruction per clock cycle and 300 million instructions per second. Clock speeds were 150, 166, ..."

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