mainframe computer


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mainframe computer

Etymology: OE, maegen, strength, framian, to progress; L, computare, to count
a large general-purpose computer system for high-volume data processing tasks. It may support large numbers of users simultaneously. Compare microcomputer, minicomputer.

mainframe computer

Informatics
A large computer that manipulates large blocks of data by “multitasking” logical sequences. Such data manipulation in hospital computers is now largely carried by networked PCs.
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Tying its mainframe operating systems to its mainframe computers by conditioning sales of its operating systems on the purchase or continued use of only those IBM-compatible mainframe computers that are manufactured by IBM;
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PSI is committed to providing customers the security and reliability characteristics of mainframe computers on open technology, and the Intel Itanium 2 processor is the platform that is enabling us to do it," said Michel Maulick, President and CEO of Platform Solutions, Inc.
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