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big iron

(jargon)
(Or "heavy metal [Cambridge]) Large, expensive, ultra-fast computers. Used generally of number crunching supercomputers such as Crays, but can include more conventional big commercial IBMish mainframes. The term implies approval, in contrast to "dinosaur".
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Security Monitoring and Incident Response: Big Iron Solutions security monitoring will validate that security controls are functioning effectively in addition to detecting suspicious behaviour and invalid configuration changes in real time.
Fiona Wilcock, a nutrition consultant and author of The Big Iron Count Report, said: "Many parents don't really understand why iron is important or know which foods supply it.
The Big Iron Shoot Out is an annual informal gathering of people who enjoy snowmobiling in the deep snow of British Columbia.
On Big Iron World, OCMS plays a string band version of the rhythm and blues classic "Down Home Girl" and a couple of traditional jug band songs.
I performed my semi-scientific back-yard test for rust pre ventative miracle oils: I got a bunch of big iron nails degreased 'em handily, then put Clenzoil on some and left some raw and nekkid as a control group.
I never dreamt that one day I would get behind the big iron fences which said 'Keep out'.
IBM Corp is getting more aggressive with its RS/6000 SP parallel supercomputers, and has announced two more supercomputer centers that are installing SP big iron.
We don't see the impact on Australia's outback, home to the big iron mines that feed into the steel mills in Korea that make the materials that are the shell of our Eddie Bauer edition, forest-green Explorer.
The new influx of Detroit big iron keeps most of its bulges tucked under the bonnet.
12) Khalil sarcastically chastises the hypocrisy of a society where "People in his city burn trees and replace them with pillars of cement, and where camels are slaughtered and replaced by big iron insects called cars.
The main steam was effective, but the shot of steam seemed weak for such a big iron.
A big iron ball lives at the center of the earth, Never changed by winter's cold or summer's heat, Holding all the rocks and dirt and grass under your feet.