technology

gigaflops

vancouver, bc – this is my ati radeon video chip which has 544 gigaflops (billions of floating point operations per second) of processing power. in 1961, the cost of 1 gigaflop was $1.1 trillion. in 2000, it was $640. in 2007, it was $48 per gigaflop. in 2011, about $1 per gigaflop.