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 bogoMIPS.
See also Linux.