minicomputer

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minicomputer

a medium-scale COMPUTER with sizeable data storage facilities which is often accessible simultaneously from several terminals.

As MICROCOMPUTERS and minicomputers have become more powerful in terms of data-processing speed and data-storage capacity, the distinction between them and MAINFRAME computers has become blurred.

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PC networks, which provided connectivity to mainframes and mini-computers, were connected to the public Internet.
Like the Gatekeeper Pico for Mac, it is a full-blown mini-computer with its own processor, memory and hardened operating system.
But, like many companies that supply state-of-the-art technology to their customers, Computervision was not using the most advanced technology internally This company that specializes in all-in-one computer systems was saddled with more than 300 mini-computer systems spread throughout the organization.
With the release of CHEMINFO Tape, two popular CCOHS database products, MSDS and CHEMINFO, are now available for mainframe or mini-computer systems.
If you've invested heavily in your present mini-computer or proprietary system, you are even more reluctant to change.
The most important misconception about network computing technology is that it is a substitute for your current mainframe and mini-computer systems.
Rather, Cray in the super computer business, Digital in the mini-computer and networking arena, and Apple and Compaq at the bottom of the line lead a lengthening parade of newcomers revolutionizing that industry.
Pink Sheets: CTXV) a technology company that manufactures and distributes mobile telecommunication, virtual imaging and mobile data input accessories today announced that it has reached a development project agreement to showcase, private label and distribute the new MiSeeTX mini-computer worldwide.
A multi-million-pound deal will see the Pencoed site produce more than 300,000 units of the mini-computer for Premier Farnell, a multi-channel electronic distributor which has been selling the innovative device since February.
A multi-million-pound deal will see the Pencoed site produce more than 300,000 units of the mini-computer for Premier Farnell, an electronic distributor which has been selling the innovative device since February this year.
lt;strong>Analyst predicts Apple mini-computer to debut in 2010</strong>
It is a mini-computer with its own processor, memory and hardened operating system.