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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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Syncsort is an enterprise software provider and the global provider of Big Iron to Big Data solutions.
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Robbins was most likely not referring to a 1911 pistol when he referenced the big iron in his classic song.
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He said: "They used the Jaguar to drive through the big iron gates, smashing them off their hinges and into the middle of the road.
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But scientists are still debating at what point the Earth's atmosphere contained enough oxygen (produced by cyanobacteria) to allow the formation of big iron deposits.
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With tons of food, water, equipment, and people needing transport along the battered cost, the Big Iron was an ideal fit for the mission.