Definition of Supercomputer

1. Noun. A mainframe computer that is one of the most powerful available at a given time.

Generic synonyms: Mainframe, Mainframe Computer

Definition of Supercomputer

1. Noun. (computing) Any computer that has a far greater processing power than others of its day; typically they use more than one core and are housed in large clean rooms with high air flow to permit cooling. Typical uses are weather forecasting, nuclear simulations and animations. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Supercomputer

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Supercomputer

supercompact
supercompanies
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supercomplexes
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supercompressed
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supercompressing
supercompression
supercompressor
supercomputation
supercomputations
supercomputer (current term)
supercomputers
supercomputing
superconcentrated
superconception
superconcert
superconcerts
supercondensed
superconduct
superconducted
superconducting
superconducting supercollider
superconductive
superconductivities
superconductivity

Literary usage of Supercomputer

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1. Information Technology: Department of Energy Does Not Effectively Manage Its by Ed Zadjura (1999)
"DOE may not be managing its largest supercomputer acquisitions appropriately. DOE does not manage even the most expensive supercomputer acquisitions—such as ..."

2. Supporting Congressional Oversight: Framework for Considering Budgetary by Michael J. Curro, Bryon Gordon, Carol Peace Robins (2001)
"In fiscal year 1997, DOE used only about 59 percent of its available supercomputer capacity and was missing opportunities to share supercomputer resources. ..."

3. Achieving the Goals by Linda Roberts (1998)
"... National Education supercomputer Program (NESP) In these summer workshops, students and teachers use a Cray Y-MP supercomputer dedicated to education. ..."

4. U. S. Industrial Outlook, 1994: Business Forecasts for 350 IndustriesBusiness & Economics (1994)
"Most supercomputer vendors ship more than 50 percent of their units overseas, ... Japan The Japanese supercomputer market is the second-largest individual ..."

5. U. S. National Security and Military/Commercial Concerns with the People's edited by Christopher Cox (1999)
"A supercomputer was defined as any computer with a performance level of 195 MTOPS or greater.74 Foreign policy controls were imposed on supercomputers ..."

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