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mainframe

a large-scale COMPUTER with big data-storage facilities which is often accessible simultaneously from many terminals. Mainframe computers are used by large data-processing departments in businesses for sales and purchase ledger record-keeping, etc.

As MICROCOMPUTERS and MINICOMPUTERS become more powerful in terms of data-processing, speed and data-storage capacity, the distinction between the three types of computer has become blurred.

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Security also runs an IBM AS/400 midrange computer to crunch financial data and perform production-control tasks like scheduling and ordering.
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We have been extremely pleased to have FalconStor's adaptive CDP solutions to offer to our enterprise customers," said Lodi Vercelli, president and CEO of Midrange Computer Solutions (MCSI).
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We are delighted to add FalconStor's adaptive CDP solutions to our enterprise portfolio," said Lodi Vercelli, president and CEO of Midrange Computer Solutions (MCSI).
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