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Temporal development of instructions per second,

The unit describes how many machine instructions a micro processor can execute per second. 1 MIPS referes to a million instructions per second.


  • Period Intel Corporation.
  • Gordon Moore, "No Exponential Is Forever ... but We Can Delay Forever", (International Solid State Circuits Conference (ISSCC), Februar 10, 2003,

Note: this data make no claim to be complete but should give a brief overview of semiconductor industries development.