I'm trying to figure the equivalent for performance machine/device/system in German.

So far I have got the followings but I am not sure if it is correct or not:

  • Leistungssyteme

  • Leistungsmachine

  • Leistungsrechner

  • Hochleistungsrechner

Which one sounds correct and perfect in a German way?

  • A qualified answer would need information about the area of technology you are dealing with. Commented Sep 19, 2018 at 9:14
  • @ChristianGeiselmann involved more in IoT developements Commented Sep 19, 2018 at 16:39

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It has to be Hochleistungs-, because Leistung simply means power or performance and there's a value missing. I wonder if the high is really skipped often in English either.

das Hochleistungssystem — high performance system

die Hochleistungsmaschine — high performance machine

der Hochleistungsrechner — supercomputer

Mind the s in the German die Maschine.

  • this word comes at the end of the name which i am using for my new venture... so i think in terms of business performance is right i guess... also the abbreviation of my venture ends up like this ZFL, but as you suggested Hochleistungs the abbr. would be ZFH which doesn't blend well. Commented Sep 19, 2018 at 6:05
  • It sounds silly either way. German in general pivots around the last item (applies to lists, compounds, clauses etc.) and your ZFLS or ZFHS has the L/H in the middle. It's unimportant then.
    – Janka
    Commented Sep 19, 2018 at 9:42

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