• Acronym for billion instructions per second. The term generally means one billion machine instructions per second, and is an indicator of CPU speed. When evaluating the overall speed of a system, other factors, such as cache, memory speed, and the number of instructions required for given tasks, must also be considered.
  • acronym forbillion instructions per second


  • acronym forbank Internet payment system
  • noun a protocol that enables bank payments to be made over the Internet and gives each financial institution a unique identification number for the purposes of Internet transactions.