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virtual supercomputer

A virtual supercomputer is a cloud computing supercomputer. It provides a very fast computational platform created by combining multiple virtual machines in servers in a cloud-based datacenter. See grid computing, cloud computing and virtualization.
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NPL linked the center's existing computer nodes using United Devices' Grid MP software platform, collectively harnessing previously unutilized power to create a virtual supercomputer capable of accelerating and refining their mathematical measurement simulations.
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Exactly when these high-tech extras will be made readily available is uncertain; however, we do know that automakers, software companies, and cellular telephone manufacturers already have in hand the know-how that could transform the car from simply being a mode of transportation to being a virtual supercomputer on wheels.

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