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What is super computer.

Asked by kusum, 11 Aug '09 02:32 pm
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It is a computer that is at the frontline of current processing capacity, particularly speed of calculation.
Developed for solving problems that are very complex or too massive for standard computers and takes too much of time. Mostly used in research, space stations, calculating how individual molecules move in a tornado, or forecasting detailed weather patterns etc.
Answered by Krishna Indian, 11 Aug '09 02:43 pm

 
  
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Supercomputers are very expensive and are employed for specialized applications that require immense amounts of mathematical calculations. For example, weather forecasting requires a supercomputer
Answered by mikazi kazi, 11 Aug '09 02:43 pm

 
  
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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 designed 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 (19851990). 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 supe ...more
Answered by PARTHA PATHAK, 11 Aug '09 02:36 pm

 
  
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The one which can work wonders..!
Answered by Dil Se, 11 Aug '09 02:34 pm

 
  
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