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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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Syncsort is a provider of enterprise software and the global leader in Big Iron to Big Data solutions.
As I write this we are in the grip of a Maine winter and the machine rest has been put up until Spring but hand-held test groups look good so far and I'm sure our new Big Iron will not disappoint.
PCI Data Discovery and Scoping: Big Iron Solutions has the ability to efficiently validate credit card data in known locations and accurately find it in previously unknown locations in mainframe datasets, data stores and databases.
Additionally, big iron today is designed to a very high degree of ergonomic comfort which makes operating heavy equipment much more tolerable.
The high cargo capacity of the Big Iron allowed these teams to bring all the tools required for a day's work, saving time and allowing for more water to be pumped.
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With the development of the Oakajee Port and associated rail network, the Mid West will become Australia's next big iron ore region and we are excited to be a part of that growth,' he said.
I figure there is at least $6B in big iron at risk in this area alone.
The August 21 vote will decide the fate of the government s 30 percent mining tax on big iron ore and coal projects, and the future of government plans for a $33 billion national broadband network.
The August 21 election will decide the fate of the government's planned 30 percent mining tax on big iron ore and coal projects, and the future of government plans for a $33 billion national broadband network.
IBM's mainframe business is now under scrutiny from European regulators, who have opened two antitrust investigations involving Big Blue's business practices around its Big Iron portfolio.
Cow and Gate's Big Iron Count Report assessed the dietary intake of 220 toddlers aged between 12 and 24 months.