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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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The booming real estate industry has had a knock-on effect on the traditional role of the accounting industry--and the number crunchers are beginning to feel the pressure, according to some.
Here at Ladbrokes HQ our number crunchers have been sending the computers into meltdown as they work out how much money UK punters have saved since the dreaded tax was done away with.
Airport neighbors and Valley business leaders say the city's number crunchers use distorted estimates in claiming the airport is losing money rather than pumping it into the city's economy.
A decade ago, some supercomputer proponents had predicted that high-speed number crunchers would eventually make the wind tunnel obsolete (SN: 9/29/84, p.
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.
But number crunchers yesterday announced that output in construction was actually down by more like 3.
The bank's number crunchers have estimated how much students in the city, mainly studying at Coventry and Warwick universities, will spend over the year.
Following a round robin competition the number crunchers won the final against Blue Flames by the tight margin of only three runs.
ENGLAND have a one-in-20 chance of lifting the World Cup, say number crunchers.
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updated only about every 10 years, which means the assumptions and formulas used by the number crunchers may be years out of date.