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.
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IBM chief technologist Nick Donofrio interviews the "fathers" of IBM's System/360 mainframe computer, Bob O.