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front-end processor

[¦frənt ¦end ‚präs‚es·ər]
(computer science)
A computer which connects to the main computer at one end and communications channels at the other, and which directs the transmitting and receiving of messages, detects and corrects transmission errors, assembles and disassembles messages, and performs other processing functions so that the main computer receives pure information.

front-end processor

(FEP) 1. A small computer necessary to enable an IBM mainframe using SNA to communicate beyond the limits of the dinosaur pen.

2. A small computer controlling the screen and keyboard of a Symbolics 3600 LISP Machine.
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In this case, the old front-end processor in Lexington was removed and all alarm contacts were connected to a central alarm panel in the facility.
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The 3705 front-end processor or communications controller attaches to the mainframe via the local channel.
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