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Date Added: Apr 2013
A supercomputer is a computer at the frontline of current processing capacity, particularly speed of calculation. Systems with a massive number of processors generally take one of two paths: in one approach, e.g. in grid computing the processing power of a large number of computers in distributed, diverse administrative domains, is opportunistically used whenever a computer is available. In another approach, a large number of processors are used in close proximity to each other, e.g. in a computer cluster.