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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ModMyPi Ltd was founded in February 2012 following the public release of the 'Raspberry Pi Model B', a revolutionary new ultra-low cost, credit card sized mini-computer developed by the Raspberry Pi Foundation, a UK based charity.
The mini-computer was displaced over time by PC networks, which were cheaper, more flexible and faster.
In addition, the handheld, economical RSL-Plus Raman system includes an onboard mini-computer, fiber optic probe and sample compartment.
But it s only since the advent of iPhones and other smartphones, allowing decent internet access with what s essentially a mini-computer, that such risks have become tangible, rather than the stuff of anti-virus vendor PowerPoint slides, SRI warns.Unlike the previous generation of cell phones that were at their worst susceptible to local Bluetooth hijacking, modern Internet-tethered cellphones are today susceptible to being probed, fingerprinted, and surreptitiously exploited by hackers from anywhere on the internet.
The Gatekeeper Pico for Mac is a USB key-size Linux-based security mini-computer, with 12 built-in security applications.
Yoggie's security mini-computer is designed to offload installed security software and provides PC and laptop users with the following benefits:
The Gandini Jugglers will present Glow - a colourful spectacle using state-of-the-art, programmable juggling clubs, each containing its own mini-computer that makes them change colour, fade or strobe in unison.
The "Pup" is linked to a mini-computer connected to a syringe at the end of the bed.
Sirek continues, and her trolley is equipped with some form of mini-computer as well.
NewsNet vice president Gary Reibsamen set the newsletter association up on a complimentary basis that included a little desktop mini-computer. I wasn't ready to get what I didn't know would come to be called "e-mail."
A mini-computer retailing for $19.99, this device tracks calories burned and measures overall performance in both cycling and run/walk mode--with an easy flip of a switch.
Product extends the "mini-computer room" concept to the requirements of high-density server and communications equipment.