mainframe computer

mainframe computer
   A large, fast, multiuser computer system, often utilizing multiple processors, designed to manage huge amounts of data and complex computing tasks.
   Mainframes are normally found in large corporations, universities, or military installations and can support thousands of users.
   The feature that distinguishes mainframe computers from other types is that they perform all processing at one central location; the terminals accessed by users have no local computing power of their own.

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