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Mainframe vs. Server

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Mainframenoun

(computer hardware) A large, powerful computer able to manage very many simultaneous tasks and communicate with very many connected terminals; used by large, complex organizations (such as banks and supermarkets) where continuously sustained operation is vital

Servernoun

(computing) A program that provides services to other programs or devices, either in the same computer or over a computer network.

Mainframenoun

A large digital computer serving 100-400 users and occupying a special air-conditioned room. At any given point in development of computer technology, the mainframe will be faster, have large main memeory, and be more capable than a minicomputer, which will in turn be faster and more capable than a personal computer. The typical personal computer in 1999 is faster than a mainframe was in 1970.

Servernoun

(computing) A computer dedicated to running such programs.

Mainframenoun

The board holding the CPU and the memory forming the central part of a computer to which the peripherals are attached.

Servernoun

One who serves.

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Mainframenoun

a large digital computer serving 100-400 users and occupying a special air-conditioned room

Servernoun

A waitress or waiter.

Mainframenoun

(computer science) the part of a computer (a microprocessor chip) that does most of the data processing; the CPU and the memory form the central part of a computer to which the peripherals are attached

Servernoun

(tennis) The player who serves the ball.

Servernoun

A priest's attendant at the celebration of the Eucharist.

Servernoun

A tray for dishes; a salver.

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Servernoun

A spoon for serving food.

Servernoun

One who serves.

Servernoun

A tray for dishes; a salver.

Servernoun

a person whose occupation is to serve at table (as in a restaurant)

Servernoun

(court games) the player who serves to start a point

Servernoun

(computer science) a computer that provides client stations with access to files and printers as shared resources to a computer network

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Servernoun

utensil used in serving food or drink

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