midrange computer


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midrange computer

A medium-sized computer system or server. Midrange computers encompass a very broad range and reside in capacity between high-end PC servers and mainframes. For example, IBM's Power Systems are its midrange line for both business and scientific applications. Formerly called "minicomputers," which were hosts to dumb terminals connected over dedicated cables, most midrange computers today function as servers in a network. See mainframe.
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* STARTING IN 1979 with a single midrange computer operated by a clerk, Anderson, Hunt implemented a technology plan that put a personal computer (PC) on every staffer's desk.
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An AS400 midrange computer initiates the order fulfillment and inventory allocation process.
That relationship progressed to circulation--but only passing billing data from the Connecticut papers' old Integrated Newspaper Systems International system, developed for midrange computers with terminal access.
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