Computer performance by orders of magnitude

This list compares various amounts of computing power in instructions per second organized by order of magnitude in FLOPS.

Scientific E notation index: 2 | 3 | 6 | 9 | 12 | 15 | 18 | 21 | 24

Hectoscale computing (102)

Kiloscale computing (103)

Megascale computing (106)

Gigascale computing (109)

Terascale computing (1012)

Petascale computing (1015)

Main article: Petascale computing

Exascale computing (1018)

Main article: Exascale computing

Zettascale computing (1021)

A zettascale computer system could generate more single floating point data in one second than was stored by any digital means on Earth in first quarter 2011.

Yottascale computing (1024)

See also


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  7. "'Exaflop' Supercomputer Planning Begins". 2008-02-02. Retrieved 2010-01-04. Through the IAA, scientists plan to conduct the basic research required to create a computer capable of performing a million trillion calculations per second, otherwise known as an exaflop.
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  9. DeBenedictis, Erik P. (2005). "Reversible logic for supercomputing". Proceedings of the 2nd conference on Computing frontiers. pp. 391–402. ISBN 1-59593-019-1.
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