The dictionary definition of a supercomputer is “a particularly powerful mainframe computer.”
The “power” of a supercomputer is defined by how many operations the system can process every second.
This is a broad definition with a goalpost that changes every time computer technology advances. The fastest personal computers today are processing operations at the speed that supercomputers were performing several decades ago. That’s how fast this technology changes.
So what is a supercomputer, really?
Let’s take a deeper look at what supercomputers look like today to find out.
The World’s Most Powerful Supercomputer
For many years, the US, China, and Japan battled to be the country […]