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scientific computer

[‚sī·ən′tif·ik kəm′pyüd·ər]
(computer science)
A computer which has a very large memory and is capable of handling extremely high-speed arithmetic and a very large variety of floating-point arithmetic commands.

scientific computer

A computer specialized for high-speed mathematical processing. See vector processor, math coprocessor and supercomputer.
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In spite of such potential, it is not by any means certain that scientific computers produced by private industry will achieve the level of 1Pflop/s by 2010.
Born of the linking of university, military and scientific computers in the 1960s, the computer network we now call the Internet connects millions of computers all over the world in a widely-accessible, largely unregulated network.
In the final analysis prison populations are politically determined and the thresholds of political determination are unlikely to be located by social scientific computers.
Also, vendors of heavy-duty scientific computers need to be encouraged to support alternative languages on their system.
With the opening of this office, Scientific Computers will no longer act as Maplesoft's reseller in Germany and Austria.
Cray, who has been instrumental in computer research and development, was cited for his "continuous series of outstanding contributions in the design, development, and production of large scientific computers.
IBM Instruments' products consisted of a broad range of scientific instruments and real-time scientific computers.
One routine in the collection has become the standard benchmark for measuring the performance of scientific computers and is most notably used by the Top 500 organization in ranking the world's 500 most powerful computer systems.
Sane Solutions, developers of the NetTracker(R) line of Web analytics solutions, today announced Scientific Computers Limited (SCL) as the exclusive software distributor for the NetTracker line in the UK.
We see increasing demand for TransactionVision among our clients; who recognize the value in tracking business transactions from inception to completion to improve customer service levels and reduce costs," stated Markus Schindler, general manager, Scientific Computers.
the leading provider of Web site analysis software for the enterprise, today announced its expansion to international markets through a partnership with Scientific Computers GmbH.
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