I learnt a marvellous new word early this morning: petaflop. Do a Miranda and repeat out aloud several times: petaflop. Petaflop. Isn’t it a satisfying word? I picked it up in a BBC article (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-33506479) on Shaheen II the new Saudi supercomputer – snappily named KAUST – King Abdullah University of Science and Technology   – for short, which crunches data in petaflops i.e.  “A petaflop is equal to about one quadrillion calculations per second. One estimate suggests it would take a human about 32,000,000 years to complete the same task “ . So how about that? Petaflop .

P.S. Miranda – a hilarious BBC sitcom featuring the tall, ungainly Miranda, who is quirkiness personified, and revels in the repetition of odd words.








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8 responses to “(JAP) MY BIG NEW WORD

  1. Petaflop petaflop petaflop. Petaflop! Glorious word, – can’t wait to drop it casually into coversation 😁


  2. I love Miranda! She’s so quirky…

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  3. Graham Johnson

    Miranda, my favourite comedienne.

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  4. Is she the same actress who was on “Call the Midwife”? I have to check this out – how did it pass me by??

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