V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016):
Giga Instructions Per Second (CPU)
The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003):
/gips/, /jips/, n.
[analogy with MIPS] Giga-Instructions per Second (also possibly ?Gillions
of Instructions per Second?; see gillion). Compare KIPS.
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018):
/gips/ or /jips/ [Analogy with MIPS] Giga-Instructions per
Second (or possibly "Gillions of Instructions per Second"; see
In 1991, this was used of only a handful of highly parallel
machines and one sequential processor built with Josephson
devices. DEC's Alpha AXP 21164 processor was the first
commercially available 1 GIPS sequential processor (7 Sep
1994). Compare KIPS.
["A 1-GIPS Josephson Data Processor", Yuji Hatano et al, IEEE
J Solid State Circuits, vol 26, 6, June 1991]