Grabbing your attention through implied vulgarity is albeit a cheap shot. But then again, I ask you, are you getting angrier everyday? Meet the Press, still airing here in AZ as I am writing and I am sick of this.
“A petaflop is the ability of a computer to do one quadrillion floating point operations per second (FLOPS.) Additionally, a petaflop can be measured as “one thousand teraflops”. A petaflop computer would require a massive number of computers working in parallel on the same problem. Applications might include real-time nuclear magnetic resonance imaging during surgery or even astrophysical simulation.
Today’s fastest parallel computing operations are capable of teraflop speeds. The world’s fastest supercomputer today, the climate-modeling Earth, has a top speed of 40 trillion operations a second. Scientists predict we will see a petaflop computer by the year 2010…”