What is a Supercomputer? Supercomputer vs. Quantum Computer

What’s the difference between a supercomputer, quantum computer, and general-purpose computer? Well, a lot. Supercomputers have multiple CPUs with thousands of nodes, used for resource-intensive calculations — like those required for molecular modeling, physics simulations, medical research, and more. Supercomputers have many real-life applications already, while quantum computing — which relies on quantum algorithms — has limited real-life applications (so far).