Who are the users of supercomputers?
There are so many variables to climate and weather climatologists make use of these computers.
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A supercomputer is a computer that is at the frontline of current processing capacity, particularly speed of calculation. Supercomputers introduced in the 1960s were desi…gned primarily by Seymour Cray at Control Data Corporation (CDC), and led the market into the 1970s until Cray left to form his own company, Cray Research. He then took over the supercomputer market with his new designs, holding the top spot in supercomputing for five years (1985-1990). In the 1980s a large number of smaller competitors entered the market, in parallel to the creation of the minicomputer market a decade earlier, but many of these disappeared in the mid-1990s "supercomputer market crash".. Today, supercomputers are typically one-of-a-kind custom designs produced by "traditional" companies such as Cray, IBM, and Hewlett-Packard, who had purchased many of the 1980s companies to gain their experience. As of July 2009 [update] , the IBM Roadrunner, located at Los Alamos National Laboratory, is the fastest supercomputer in the world.. The term supercomputer itself is rather fluid, and today's supercomputer tends to become tomorrow's ordinary computer. CDC's early machines were simply very fast scalar processors, some ten times the speed of the fastest machines offered by other companies. In the 1970s most supercomputers were dedicated to running a vector processor, and many of the newer players developed their own such processors at a lower price to enter the market. The early and mid-1980s saw machines with a modest number of vector processors working in parallel to become the standard. Typical numbers of processors were in the range of four to sixteen. In the later 1980s and 1990s, attention turned from vector processors to massive parallel processing systems with thousands of "ordinary" CPUs, some being off the shelf units and others being custom designs. Today, parallel designs are based on "off the shelf" server-class microprocessors, such as the PowerPC, Opteron, or Xeon, and most modern supercomputers are now highly-tuned computer clusters using commodity processors combined with custom interconnects.. source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supercomputer
The fastest and most expensive computer you will find.
Any computer having at least 10 times the speed and at least 10 times the storage of the most powerful standard commercially available computer of the time period.
what is the size of super computers
They typically take up A LOT of space. Supercomputers have the following disadvantages: - Generate a lot of heat often require water cooling in addition to an A/C system -… High power requirements which cost at minimum $400 per hour or $3.5 million per year as an example - The initial purchase can be at minimum $100,000 - Large space requirements
A supercomputer can be located anywhere there is plenty of power and a way to keep it cool -- supercomputer in of itself isn't that big a deal; the CBE (Cell Broadband Engine)… is a super computer on a chip. The CBE is what is used primarily in the PS3 game consoles, that chip used is smaller than a pencil eraser nub.
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We can only speculate-perhaps judgment day & T-800's,
the features of computers are it's speed, accuracy, diligenceetc.
RESEARCH , ROCKET launching , robotics , etc etc
1.2 $ I think this is so much for a supercomputer price.
The Blue Gene super computer is found at Argonne National Lab.
it depends on the software written for the computer its the software that controls the outcome the hardware just processes it
The MacBook is a great computer but it would not be officially classed as a SuperComputer.
it all depends on what super computer your onabout really .... here's a few super computers : PARAM ( india ) IBM ( america ) fujitsu ( im not sure ) EKA ( india ) Infin…iband ( america ) graph 500 ( europe ) IBM Blue Gene/Q ( america ) Sequioa ( england )
Single-user multitask operating systems are also known as network operating systems