What is the difference between computers and supercomputers?

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Computers and supercomputers are closely related, but they are not the same thing. In general, when people refer to computers they mean personal computer systems like a desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone. These are meant for personal use. A supercomputer on the other hand is a system that stands at the forefront of computer science, these systems are not meant for personal use and are generally used for scientific research purposes. Continue reading “What is the difference between computers and supercomputers?”