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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In addition to these in-house functions, HCSO's mainframe computer shares databases with the local clerk's office for traffic tickets, the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles for vehicle registration information, and the Florida Crime Information Center and the National Crime Information Center databases for criminal information.
At the top are mainframe computers located in the Service Centers.
Unfortunately, because of the historically high cost of electronic computing on large mainframe computers and medium-size minicomputers, CAI has not been used extensively.
Hunt's computing environment is the IBM ES/9000-962 mainframe computer, which performs the bulk of the company's administrative and operational processing functions.
In addition to the three applications already discussed, the trial successfully demonstrated improved response time for IBM SNA users between field locations and the company's mainframe computer from two or three seconds to .
This conflict is really all about the fundamental values of consumer choice and competition benefiting customers throughout the world who use mainframe computers to run and manage mission-critical applications.
DCA) (NYSE: DCA) today announced new software communications products -- IRMA WorkStation for Microsoft Windows NT and IRMA WorkStation for OS/2 -- both of which link personal computers to mainframe computers.
DCA AND ICC have common core technologies and will be able to leverage our investments in client/server computing and open systems transport as they relate to the future of microcomputer to mainframe computer communications," said William Miller, ICC founder and chief executive officer.
IBM chief technologist Nick Donofrio interviews the "fathers" of IBM's System/360 mainframe computer, Bob O.
In addition, we now have our own dedicated mainframe computer for our development, testing and support needs of our mainframe software," said Brian Heiss, CTO and co-founder of CheckWorks.
Linked directly to Praxair's mainframe computer system, the AccuStar system provides efficient dispatching of customer orders on Praxair's trucks.