mainframe computer


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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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As a research student in the 1960s I made a small contribution to the beginnings of computer applications in architecture by writing software -- in Fortran IV -- and submitting it on punched paper tape to a mainframe computer that occupied an entire building.
Since the tax passed, the college started adding an in-house mainframe computer and is planning on hiring a business manager.
Large-Scale Computer System Integration projects typically allow the use of traditional mainframe computer data on the Internet.
The new Web site now interfaces with the HCSO's mainframe computer and, because the arrest data is public information, anyone can access the information by querying either a name or a booking number.
Apparently, a mainframe computer reverted to standard time and improperly stamped thousands of data sets -- rendering unreliable preliminary ratings for the day that had been issued on April 9.
This device, a terminal that could be connected to a mainframe computer by a phone line or cable, could be as far away from the computer as 2,000 feet.
Thus, the mainframe computer sector was increasingly a kind of rump of those who had been left behind.
It will work alongside the existing mainframe computer system which keeps track of customers' parcels.
Fujitsu Business Systems, a subsidiary of the large international corporation, Fujitsu, services mainframe computer systems for Fortune 1000 corporations in New Jersey, New York, Long Island and Westchester.
The center, which housed on a mainframe computer a bibliography of cryogenic literature and thermophysical property data that covered 100 years, was discontinued in the early 1980s.
They draw spreadsheet and word processing programs from the shared server, and pull sales, manufacturing and accounting applications from the mainframe computer.
AT&T information services evolved from mainframe computer environment into a client-server open architecture in the early 1990s.