[soo-per-kuh m-pyoo-ter, soo-per-kuh m-pyoo-ter]
- a very fast, powerful mainframe computer, used in advanced military and scientific applications.
Origin of supercomputer
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Contemporary Examples of supercomputer
The quirky sci-fi thriller Transcendence finds Depp playing a scientist whose brain is downloaded onto a supercomputer.Johnny Depp and the ‘Lone Ranger’ Flop: Is His Career Doomed?
July 9, 2013
Ahalt and his peers in the supercomputer community are hoping it stays that way.The U.S. Is Busy Building Supercomputers, but Needs Someone to Run Them
December 28, 2011
- a powerful computer that can process large quantities of data of a similar type very quickly
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Word Origin and History for supercomputer
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