A personal supercomputer (PSC) is a computer built for the demand of a powerful computer system. On the civil basis, PSCs are typically built by the user. However government computers have been built by contract companies and/or governmental experts. Although considerably more expensive than a personal computer, PSCs are still affordable by many people. A few of them like TYANPSC which uses 40 Xeon processors helps 256 gigaflops of data execution per second. Technical advances continue to make personal supercomputers more affordable and powerful.
Personal supercomputing is still in its infancy. A common way of building a PSC is syncing several computers with fast networking (commonly dual gigabitEthernet switching per processor) linked by a gigabit network switch. Some PSCs use clustered GPUs.
They can be used in medical applications for processing brain and body scans, resulting in faster diagnosis.