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supercalcolatore

English translation: supercomputer

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Italian term or phrase:supercalcolatore
English translation:supercomputer
Entered by: Tom in London
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18:33 Nov 8, 2008
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Computers (general) / bid
Italian term or phrase: supercalcolatore
Can anyone tell me if this is actually trying to say "supercomputer" or if there is another "thing" called a "supercalculator". I get very few hits on supercalculator so I'm wondering if it is actually just referring to a supercomputer...
Liza Tripp
Local time: 13:40
supercomputer
Explanation:
you were right.

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Note added at 4 hrs (2008-11-08 22:48:19 GMT)
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It's a more or less meaningless expression, just as "superstar" is; but people use it, and our job [sigh] is to translate what we're given.

To quote from Wikipedia: "The term supercomputer itself is rather fluid, and today's supercomputer tends to become tomorrow's ordinary computer". For once, Wikipedia got it right :)
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Tom in London
United Kingdom
Local time: 18:40
Grading comment
thanks so much!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Tom in London


  

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supercomputer


Explanation:
you were right.

--------------------------------------------------
Note added at 4 hrs (2008-11-08 22:48:19 GMT)
--------------------------------------------------

It's a more or less meaningless expression, just as "superstar" is; but people use it, and our job [sigh] is to translate what we're given.

To quote from Wikipedia: "The term supercomputer itself is rather fluid, and today's supercomputer tends to become tomorrow's ordinary computer". For once, Wikipedia got it right :)

Tom in London
United Kingdom
Local time: 18:40
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 22
Grading comment
thanks so much!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Hebat-Allah El Ashmawy
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agree  Mirra_: yeah :)
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agree  rossella mainardis
5 hrs

agree  John Mifsud: Yes!!
6 hrs

agree  Elisa Bruno
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