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Unformatted text preview: handle simple tasks, such as word processing. It was also equipped with terminal to attach other devices such as printer. But they lack in capability to connect to large network which made minicomputer obsolete. If there was no need to use comprehensive applications or interact with other systems, the minicomputer was often sufficient. Supercomputer: A supercomputer is a computer that performs at or near the currently highest operational rate for computers. A supercomputer is typically used for scientific and engineering applications that must handle very large databases or do a great amount of computation (or both). At any given time, there are usually a few well-publicized supercomputers that operate at extremely high speeds. The term is also sometimes applied to far slower (but still impressively fast) computers. Most supercomputers are really multiple computers that perform parallel processing....
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