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su·per·com·put·er

 (so͞o′pər-kəm-pyo͞o′tər)
n.
A mainframe computer that is among the largest, fastest, or most powerful of those available at a given time.

supercomputer

(ˌsuːpəkəmˈpjuːtə)
n
(Computer Science) a powerful computer that can process large quantities of data of a similar type very quickly
ˌsupercomˈputing n

su•per•com•put•er

(ˈsu pər kəmˌpyu tər, ˌsu pər kəmˈpyu tər)

n.
a very fast, powerful mainframe computer, used in advanced military and scientific applications.
[1970–75]

supercomputer

A fast computer with a large memory, as used in research laboratories.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.supercomputer - a mainframe computer that is one of the most powerful available at a given time
mainframe, mainframe computer - a large digital computer serving 100-400 users and occupying a special air-conditioned room
Translations
superračunalnik

supercomputer

[ˈsuːpəkəmˈpjuːtəʳ] Nsuperordenador m

supercomputer

[ˌsuːpərkəmˈpjuːtər] nsuperordinateur m
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