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 for supercomputer
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a mainframe computer that is one of the most powerful
           available at a given time

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

      A broad term for one of the fastest computers
     currently available.  Such computers are typically used for
     number crunching including scientific simulations,
     (animated) graphics, analysis of geological data (e.g. in
     petrochemical prospecting), structural analysis, computational
     fluid dynamics, physics, chemistry, electronic design, nuclear
     energy research and meteorology.  Perhaps the best known
     supercomputer manufacturer is Cray Research.
     A less serious definition, reported from about 1990 at The
     University Of New South Wales states that a supercomputer is
     any computer that can outperform IBM's current fastest, thus
     making it impossible for IBM to ever produce a supercomputer.

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