Banking Computers IBPS RRBs Officer CWE Main Exam 2016

  • question_answer What is the main difference between a mainframe and a super computer?

    A)  Super computer is much larger than mainframe computers

    B)  Supercomputers are smaller than main computers

    C)  Supercomputers are focused to execute few programs as fast as possible while mainframe uses power to execute as programs concurrently

    D)  Supercomputers are focused to execute as programs as possible while mainframe uses its power to execute few programs as fast as possible.

    E)  Mainframe computer is much larger than super computer.

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    [c] A supercomputer is a powerful computer which is used for processing data at fastest possible speed. Thus, the primary focus of a supercomputer is speed, whereas for a mainframe it is to deal with extensive amount of data. Mainframes process thousands of queries simultaneously and run multiple programs concurrently; while, supercomputers process one single but most complex problem, at once and focus on speed and accelerated performance.

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