superconducting computer

superconducting computer

[¦sü·pər·kən′dəkt·iŋ kəm′pyüd·ər]
(computer science)
A high-performance computer whose circuits employ superconductivity and the Josephson effect to reduce computer cycle time.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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As per a report in South China Morning Post, Chinese scientists are developing a superconducting computer that uses a fraction of power that is consumed by conventional computers around the world.
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According to a report in South China Morning Post, Chinese scientists are developing a superconducting computer that uses a fraction of power that is consumed by conventional computers around the world.
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