Full record for super-computer n.

Definition an extremely powerful computer
OED requirements antedating 1951
Earliest cite H. B. Fyfe, "Thinking Machine"
Comment Fred Galvin submitted a 1951 cite from H.B. Fyfe's "Thinking Machine"

Listed in the OED, with the earliest cite from 1968

Last modified 15 August, 2009

Citations for super-computer n.

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1951 H.B. Fyfe Thinking Machine in Astounding Sci. Fiction Oct. 71/2 The Arcturan had, to all intents, acquired a super-computer, a thinking machine that could direct itself by its own intelligence and build mechanical sub-computers to carry on fantastic amounts of detail work.