Definition of supercomputer
: a large very fast mainframe used especially for scientific computations
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The facility uses supercomputers to model climate change and map its effects on regions all over the world, according to Bloomberg.
With supercomputers and one of the brightest X-ray sources in the Western Hemisphere, Argonne National Laboratory has research and development tools that aren't available at the typical company.
The government agency is using 3-D models and one of its most powerful supercomputers in order to produce simulations on a variety of astroid impact scenarios.
Scientist volunteers lead visitors in hands-on experiments explaining scientific theories and applications, such as mapping the spread of disease through social media and how supercomputers work.
The D-Wave computer was able to process in a few seconds information that would take a conventional supercomputer 30 minutes, said Florian Neukart, a scientist at a Volkswagen lab in San Francisco.
Specifically, IBM and the Weather Company are collaborating with the National Center for Atmospheric Research to implement the MPAS model, or Model for Prediction Across Scales, on IBM’s new generation of supercomputers.
A list of the world's most powerful supercomputers has been refreshed and, well, the United States crashed its way out of the top three.
HPE has built more of the Top500 supercomputers than any other manufacturer, with a 28.6 percent share, up from 28 percent a year ago.
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Definition of supercomputer for English Language Learners
: a large and very fast computer
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: a large very fast computer used especially for scientific computations
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