micro to mainframe

micro to mainframe

(1) Using a desktop computer as a terminal to a mainframe. See 3270 emulator.

(2) An earlier expression that referred to all sizes of computers from small to large.
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Using a common Linux source code, applications can quickly span heterogeneous environments -- from micro to mainframe, small business to Fortune 500.
Data Interface Systems develops micro to mainframe communications solutions featuring a broad range of host-connect protocols, network management tools, and real people technical support.