minicomputer

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minicomputer

An obsolete term for a computer with a speed and memory capacity between that of a microcomputer and a mainframe computer.
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What's more, production and lot-tracing data can be kept for years on Security's midrange computer, saving customers the trouble of maintaining their own archives.
This midrange computer's growing contribution to data collection also helps improve the company's batch ticketing procedures and order tracking.
Under the agreement, CSC will assume management responsibility for Global Crossing's IT infrastructure, including mainframe and midrange computers, desktop computers, help-desk operations and disaster recovery.
While they aren't priced for the sub-$700 market with Maxtor's 60GB drive carrying a suggested retail price of $329, Western Digital's 45GB drive priced at $299, and Quantum's 30GB drive priced at $259, it should be fairly clear that these drives are designed for midrange computers or for affordable capacity upgrades.
A: There are many definitions of "client/server," but my preferred one is "an architecture for computing in which applications and/or data is split between intelligent client workstations and their servers (which can be other workstations, midrange computers or mainframes), interconnected by means of network."
Collier-Jackson estimates it has 2,500 software applications installed on midrange computers at 1,000 customer sites.
It is comparable to midrange computers, and enjoys robust computing performance and extensibility.
Upon signing of a final agreement, CSC will manage IT operations on a transatlantic basis, including mainframe and midrange computers, servers and desktops as well as help-desk, applications and Internet services.
EDI can be implemented with personal computers, mini or midrange computers, or a mainframe.