Definition of supercomputer in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈso͞opərkəmˌpyo͞odər/


A particularly powerful mainframe computer.
Example sentences
  • It costs less to make a cluster computer out of a group of personal computers or workstations than to buy a supercomputer to perform enormous mathematical tasks.
  • When completed, the machine will be one of the fastest, most powerful Linux-based supercomputers in the world…
  • Grid computing seeks to create virtual supercomputers by expanding the clustering concept across multiple locations and domains.



Pronunciation: /ˈso͞opərkəmˌpyo͞odiNG/
Example sentences
  • This configuration can yield affordable, virtual supercomputing for applications whose data or tasks can be processed in parallel.
  • Advances in scalable storage architectures promise further changes that will continue to drive supercomputing into more commercial IT organizations.
  • The use of supercomputing in all of these areas is growing, and it is increasingly essential to continued progress.

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Syllabification: su·per·com·put·er

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