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number cruncher

[′nəm·bər ‚krən·chər]
(computer science)
A computer with great power to carry out computations, designed to maximize this ability rather than to process large amounts of data.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

number cruncher

A computer that is either specialized for or capable of high-speed calculations. See number crunching.
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