supercomputer[so̵̅o̅′pər kəm pyo̵̅o̅t′ər]
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supercomputer - Computer Definition
The fastest computer available. Supercomputers are typically used for simulations in petroleum exploration and production, structural analysis, computational fluid dynamics, physics and chemistry, electronic design, nuclear energy research and meteorology. Years ago, it took a supercomputer to perform real-time animated graphics, but that changed as high-performance desktop computers became capable of doing the job. See supercomputer sites and grid computing.
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