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EDUCAUSE Southwest Regional Conference 2003

OU Supercomputing Center for Education & Research

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What is Supercomputing?

Supercomputing is the biggest, fastest computing right this minute.

Likewise, a supercomputer is the biggest, fastest computer right this minute.

So, the definition of supercomputing is constantly changing.

Rule of Thumb:  a supercomputer is 100 to 10,000 times as powerful as a PC.

Jargon: supercomputing is also called High Performance Computing (HPC).

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