Picosecond

By Deane Barker on October 17, 2009

Picosecond : A picosecond is pretty fast – one-trillionth of a second.  As a point of reference:

330 picoseconds (approximately) – the time it takes a common 3.0 GHz computer CPU to add two integers

So, your addition operation requires one-third of one-billionth of one second.  If you had optimized correctly, you wouldn’t have incurred this penalty, you hack.

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Comments

  1. Hate to be the fun hater here, but Google I’m pretty sure already did it. But I agree, this is pretty dang sweet! I remember when I first saw it I had one of those…”I didn’t even know I wanted that, but now I do!” kind of moments.

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