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type of extremely powerful computer / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A supercomputer is a computer with great speed and memory. This kind of computer can do jobs faster than any other computer of its generation. They are usually thousands of times faster than ordinary personal computers made at that time. Supercomputers can do arithmetic jobs very fast, so they are used for weather forecasting, code-breaking, genetic analysis and other jobs that need many calculations. When new computers of all classes become more powerful, new ordinary computers are made with powers that only supercomputers had in the past, while new supercomputers continue to outclass them.

The Cray-2, the world's fastest supercomputer from 1985 to 1989

Electrical engineers make supercomputers that link many thousands of microprocessors.