What is Supercomputing?

Supercomputing efficiently solves extremely complex or data intensive problems by concentrating the processing power of multiple, parallel computers.

Supercomputing definition

The term "supercomputing" refers to the processing of massively complex or data-laden problems using the concentrated compute resources of multiple computer systems working in parallel (i.e. a "supercomputer"). Supercomputing involves a system working at the maximum potential performance of any computer, typically measured in Petaflops. Sample use cases include weather, energy, life sciences and manufacturing.