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mainframe computer

Large computer with many terminals.
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Noun1.mainframe computer - a large digital computer serving 100-400 users and occupying a special air-conditioned roommainframe computer - a large digital computer serving 100-400 users and occupying a special air-conditioned room
digital computer - a computer that represents information by numerical (binary) digits
supercomputer - a mainframe computer that is one of the most powerful available at a given time
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Rapid progress in artificial intelligence (AI), big data, mobile, cloud, the Internet of things (linking machines together), 3D printing and robotics heralds the third stage in the digital revolution, following the development of main-frame computers in the 1960s and personal computers combined with the internet in the 1990s.
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