mini-supercomputer


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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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Using the speed and power of a Cray Research mini-supercomputer system to develop and price our derivatives products is not unlike the way automotive, aerospace or other commercial firms apply this technology to reduce time-to-market and bring forward better quality products -- our products just happen to be financial," he said.
in Sunnyvale to develop a family of mini-supercomputer systems.