Definition of supercomputer
: a large very fast mainframe used especially for scientific computations
Recent Examples of supercomputer from the Web
The mutation was spotted by using Oxford’s supercomputers to analyze gene sequences from 3,000 individuals.
The caller ends up being a top-secret intelligence gathering supercomputer, used by the government.
Venter said his project took 20,000 hours of processor time on a supercomputer.
The Batcomputer, the advanced supercomputer Batman keeps in his basement, emits 87 million pounds of CO2, while Batman's colleague Oracle runs an entire server farm generating almost a billion pounds of CO2.
Attendees can participate in the I-WAY '95, an ATM network linking dozens of supercomputers and advanced visualization environments around the country.
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Definition of supercomputer for English Language Learners
: a large and very fast computer
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Definition of supercomputer for Students
: a large very fast computer used especially for scientific computations
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