Anyone can build a fast CPU. The trick is to build a fast system.
- Seymour Cray
Supercomputers have always been at the forefront of computing. The technology involved in supercomputers has filtered down to consumers over the decades, first in personal computers and now with post-PC devices. Smartphones today approach the computing capability of supercomputers from two decades ago. Year-on-year, supercomputers get ever faster.
Here you can find out about how computers and supercomputers evolved together, you can find out about early supercomputers and famous supercomputers from history.