Numbers don’t lie

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We’re not sure why this is happening, but we have been seeing more and more references to exascale where people are using the wrong designation for the power of ten. The numbers are the numbers, so please make a good effort to be accurate when describing the math for all our layperson colleagues, and especially when talking with the media.

This link to Wikipedia may be quite useful.

And from that link:

Computer Performance

yottaFLOPS 1024
zettaFLOPS 1021
exaFLOPS 1018
petaFLOPS 1015
teraFLOPS 1012
gigaFLOPS 109
megaFLOPS 106
kiloFLOPS 103


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