GIPS/gips/ or /jips/ [Analogy with MIPS] Giga-Instructions per Second (or possibly "Gillions of Instructions per Second"; see gillion). In 1991, this was used of only a handful of highly parallel machines and one sequential processor built with Josephson devices. DEC's Alpha AXP 21164 processor was the first commercially available 1 GIPS sequential processor (7 Sep 1994). Compare KIPS. ["A 1-GIPS Josephson Data Processor", Yuji Hatano et al, IEEE J Solid State Circuits, vol 26, 6, June 1991] [Jargon File]
Last updated: 1994-11-02
GIM-1 ♦ GIN ♦ GINA ♦ Ginger ♦ GIP ♦ GIPS ♦ GIRL ♦ GIS ♦ Giuseppe Peano ♦ GIYF ♦ GKS
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