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Supercomputers, the worlds's largest and fastest computers, are primarily
used for complex scientific calculations. The parts of a supercomputer are
comparable to those of a desktop computer: they both contain hard drives,
memory, and processprs. Although both desktop computers and supercomputers
are equipped with similar processors, their speed and memory sizes are
significantly different. A supercomputer has thousands of processors,
hundreds of gigabytes of RAM, and hard drives that allow for hundreds,
and sometimes thousands, of gigabytes of storage space.


Supercomputers were introduced in the 1960s, and for several decades the
fastest were made by Seymour Cray at Control Data Corporation, Cray
Research and subsequent companies bearing his name or monogram. The first
such machines were highly tuned conventional designs that ran faster than
thier more general purpose contemporaries. Through the 1960s, they began
to add increasing amounts of parellellism with one to four processors
being typical.


If someone says "supercomputer", your mind may jump to Deep Blue, and you
wouldn't be alone. IBM's silicon chess wizard defeated grandmaster Gary
Kasparov in 1997, cementing it as one of the most famous computers of all
time. For years, Deep Blue was the public face of supercomputers, but its
hardly the only all-powerful artificial thinker on the planet.

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