# million operations per second (MOPS)

The Million Operations Per Second (MOPS) specification is a unit of measurement for evaluating the computing power ofcentralprocessingunits( CPU) and computers. It is about how many million operations a computer can perform in one second.

Computing power exceeding MOPS is given the prefixes Giga and Tera: Giga Operations Per Second (GOPS) correspond to one billion operations per second and Tera Operations Per Second (TOPS) correspond to one trillion operations per second.

Instead of the unit MOPS, the computing power is often referred to certain computing operations, namely those of floating point calculations. Instead of MOPS, it is then Floating Point Operations per Second( FLOPS), or MFLOPS, or millions of floating point operations per second.