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 for MIPS
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  MIPS
      n 1: (computer science) a unit for measuring the execution speed
           of a computer's CPU (but not the whole system); "4 MIPS is
           4,000,000 instructions per second" [syn: MIPS, million
           instructions per second]

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

  MIPS
         Microprocessor without Interlocked Piped Stages
         

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

  MIPS
         Million Instructions Per Second (CPU)
         

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  MIPS
   /mips/, n.
  
      [abbreviation]
  
      1. A measure of computing speed; formally, ?Million Instructions Per
      Second? (that's 10^6 per second, not 2^20!); often rendered by hackers as
      ?Meaningless Indication of Processor Speed? or in other unflattering ways,
      such as ?Meaningless Information Provided by Salesmen?. This joke expresses
      an attitude nearly universal among hackers about the value of most {
      benchmark claims, said attitude being one of the great cultural divides
      between hackers and marketroids (see also BogoMIPS). The singular is
      sometimes ?1 MIP? even though this is clearly etymologically wrong. See
      also KIPS and GIPS.
  
      2. Computers, especially large computers, considered abstractly as sources
      of computrons. ?This is just a workstation; the heavy MIPS are hidden in
      the basement.?
  
      3. The corporate name of a particular RISC-chip company, later acquired by
      SGI.
  
      4. Acronym for ?Meaningless Information per Second? (a joke, prob.: from
      sense 1).
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  MIPS
  
     1.  Million instructions per second.
  
     The unit commonly used to give the rate at which a processor
     executes instructions.
  
     Often rendered by hackers as "Meaningless Indication of
     Processor Speed" or in other unflattering ways.  This
     expresses a nearly universal attitude about the value of most
     benchmark claims, said attitude being one of the great
     cultural divides between hackers and marketroids.
  
     The etymologically incorrect singular "1 MIP" is sometimes
     heard.
  
     See also KIPS and GIPS.
  
     2. VAX MIPS.
  
     3.  Microprocessor without Interlocked Pipeline
     Stages.
  
     4.  MIPS Technologies, Inc.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  
     (1996-03-01)
  

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