supercomputer

  

Definition

Extremely fast data processing-oriented computer whose number crunching power is (presently) measured in hundreds of billions of floating point operations (gigaflops). Supercomputers rely on parallel-processing technology and can use only a few but very complex programs in modeling economy behavior, nuclear reactions, meteorological and neurological phenomenon, etc. First supercomputer (Cray-1) was made in 1976 by the US engineer Roger Cray (1925-1996).

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  • Using a supercomputer will help you to be able to break down different data sets much faster and save you lots of time.

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  • I wondered if one day there would be a supercomputer that could think on its own and take charge of its own evolution.

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  • If you will be dealing with a mass amount of data and need to break it down quickly you may need a supercomputer.

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