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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Lastly was the concept of distributed computing, dismantling the mainframe silo to take advantage of the cost benefits and flexibility of clustered mini computers. This adaptable provisioning was seen as a key part of empowering end users, reducing decision making delays and delivering power into users' hands.
Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook told Reuters in an interview the company was packing more features and functions into its new iMac, MacBook and Mac Mini computers.
The mini computers are helping to increase the time spent out on patrol by an extra 30 minutes per shift as they allow officers to send and access vital information when they are out on patrol.
This latest upgrade plan calls for buying 65 desktop computers, nine Mac Mini computers, a file server and network software for districtwide use.