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What is a supercomputer?

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 (MORE)

What is supercomputer?

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.
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What are the disadvantages of supercomputers?

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 - (MORE)

What is the purpose of a supercomputer?

The purpose of a supercomputer is to have at least 10 times the speed and memory of any other computer available in its time period, to fill the needs of users with unusually (MORE)

What are example of supercomputer?

The current supercomputer at the top of the Top500 list is Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Cray XT5-HE supercomputer. Expected to overcome it this year is China's National (MORE)

Where is a supercomputer located?

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) (MORE)