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mini-supercomputer

[‚min·ē′sü·pər·kəm‚püd·ər]
(computer science)
A supercomputer that is about a quarter to a half as fast in vector processing as the most powerful supercomputers.

mini-supercomputer

A computer that is nearly as fast as a supercomputer but costs less. See supercomputer.
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In the same way, he suggests, it could help the fledgling minisupercomputer industry by providing funds to researchers who would like to use these computers.
The EADS II system will include network controllers; front-end processors; high-capacity mass storage; peripherals; high-speed networks; distributed minisupercomputer vector processors; high-speed, large-scale vectorized code processors; high-speed scientific workstations; operating systems software; systems and network management software; software development tools; and applications software.