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Questions tagged [supercomputer]

A supercomputer is an **extremely high speed computer**. Usually a very powerful mainframe.

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How to build a supercomputer by linking common PCs on a network?

Fellows, I have several computers, some new, some old ( I collect them, since my first one, which has 2Kbytes of RAM, from 1979 ). The collection is getting huge, but the purpose of this question is ...
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Difference between Compute Node and Compute Cluster [closed]

I have to give a presentation on Super Computing and I came across this pdf http://yuva.cdac.in/YuvaII/YUVA_2%20leaflet.pdf. As mentioned in page 2 what is the difference between Computer Node and ...
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What kind of RAM do supercomputers use?

I was reading an article about one of the worlds fastest computers and this is one of the lines which interested me: To mimic this relatively minuscule amount of brainpower, researchers used the ...
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Password entropy of 109; crackable? [closed]

According to my calculations, it would take a computer about 21 trillion years to cycle through a list of 109-bit passwords at one trillion guesses per second. In other words, not crackable until ...
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Shelves for super computing cluster [closed]

So I am currently running a small project with a few friends and we require a 2 Teraflop super computing cluster we have gathered all the money for this project mainly from donations and we need to ...
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Are there any modern non-cluster supercomputers? [closed]

There used to be big, powerful single machine supercomputers like Cray. Now it seems that mostly supercomputing is done on big clusters of Linux machines. What is the reason for this change? For ...
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How much ahead of normal PCs are super computers? [closed]

I'm just wondering given the rapid development in computing power, how many years ahead of say a $2000 PC are the world's fastest super computers. So for example, how many years ago, would a super ...