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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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It had a simple yet irresistible goal: to design and build the fastest scientific computer feasible.
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High-end scientific computers traditionally have been the province of academic and government research laboratories.
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The prize is awarded by ACM and the IEEECS for "technical contributions to computers and digital systems architecture." 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."

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