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[mips] /mɪps/

million instructions per second: a measure of computer speed.
noun acronym (computing)
million instructions per second

1. Million instructions per second.
The unit commonly used to give the rate at which a processor executes instructions.
Often rendered by hackers as “Meaningless Indication of Processor Speed” or in other unflattering ways. This expresses a nearly universal attitude about the value of most benchmark claims, said attitude being one of the great cultural divides between hackers and marketroids.
The etymologically incorrect singular “1 MIP” is sometimes heard.
See also KIPS and GIPS.
3. Microprocessor without Interlocked Pipeline Stages.
4. MIPS Technologies, Inc.
[Jargon File]
million instructions per second


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    A version of the MIPS R2000 with improved cache control. (1995-02-09)

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    A 64-bit version of the MIPS R3000 with has more pipeline stages for a higher clock rate and performance. (1995-02-09)

  • Miquelet

    [mik-uh-let] /ˈmɪk əˌlɛt/ noun 1. (in the Peninsular War) a Spanish guerrilla who fought against the French. 2. a soldier in any of several Spanish infantry regiments. 3. a flintlock of a type developed in Spain.

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