Webopedia Term of the Day: BogoMips Defined

“Derived from the words “Bogus” and “Mips”,
BogoMips, when used in the context of the Linux operating system,
is a unit of measurement that indicates how fast the computer
processor runs. BogoMips is not a scientific unit of measure, but
rather an indication. The program that provides the BogoMips
measurement was written by Linus Torvalds and is built into some
versions of Linux. BogoMips may also be seen written as


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