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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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The compact 10 rack unit chassis (17.5 inches, 44.5 centimeters) creates a solution that is essentially a mini-supercomputer in a box.
Only in 1984, after the XMP was already established, did mini-supercomputers with comparable performance/price emerge.
The Alliant and Convex mini-supercomputers, and Ardent and Stellar graphics supercomputers use Cray-style multiprocessor designs, for general purpose scientific and engineering computation.