Ok, so Shakespeare was talking about a name, not a definition. But Chris Willard is getting his Webster on as he captures an illuminating and entertaining list of some of the definitions of “supercomputer.”
Some of my favorites:
Any computer built by Seymour Cray
Any computer that turns a compute bound problem into an I/O bound problem.
Any computer where the compute time is worth more than the programmer time.
Any computer you can’t program. You knew the job was dangerous when you took it.
Good stuff. Read the whole post here, and if you have a definition of “supercomputer” (serious or amusing), add it in the comments.