Frontiers of science


News Item:
“. . . United States has unveiled the world’s fastest supercomputer. . . .  can perform 200 thousand trillion calculations each second. . . .”
A reminder of how we arrive at such a number:
It is measured using either binary arithmetical calculations in the floating-point unit or the average time for a micro-instruction to be run by a processor collectively across all the pipelines in one time slice.
In other words:
Aren’t we taking the computer’s word for it?

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