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number cruncher

[′nəm·bər ‚krən·chər]
(computer science)
A computer with great power to carry out computations, designed to maximize this ability rather than to process large amounts of data.

number cruncher

A computer that is either specialized for or capable of high-speed calculations. See number crunching.
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Speaking of number crunchers, their rationale for self-promotion has traditionally been through acquisitions and mergers.
Lotus 1-2-3 and Microsoft Excel may be the most popular spreadsheets for ordinary number crunchers, but for hard-core analysts who have to piece together many separate spreadsheets, the hands-down favorite program is Sinper Corp.
Far from yesterday's number crunchers, today's CFOs are highly strategic and involved in all major business decisions," said Ms.
THE number crunchers at the CPPR think tank ran the rule over the party manifestos yesterday.
Following a round robin competition the number crunchers won the final against Blue Flames by the tight margin of only three runs.
Primary care comes from such hard working, dedicated doctors, as in this practice, and not from the deskbound number crunchers of which our modern health service seems to abound.
Another problem is that what goes into the basket and how heavily it is weighed is updated only about every 10 years, which means the assumptions and formulas used by the number crunchers may be years out of date.
Growth in the service sector - which accounts for the bulk of the economy - eased slightly last month, a survey by number crunchers IHS Markit found.
ENGLAND have a one-in-20 chance of lifting the World Cup, say number crunchers.
And the number of young people who can't be tracked down after the age of 16 has fallen, allowing number crunchers to collect more accurate statistics.
Number crunchers and educators in the Las Virgenes Unified School District are evaluating the pros and cons of adding a seventh period to the day for middle and high school students.