Mainframe vs Teletype - What's the difference?

mainframe | teletype |


As nouns the difference between mainframe and teletype

is that mainframe is (computer hardware) a large, powerful computer able to manage very many simultaneous tasks and communicate with very many connected terminals; used by large, complex organizations (such as banks and supermarkets) where continuously sustained operation is vital while teletype is a teleprinter.

As a verb teletype is

to operate a teleprinter.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

mainframe

English

(mainframe computer)

Noun

  • (computer hardware) A large, powerful computer able to manage very many simultaneous tasks and communicate with very many connected terminals; used by large, complex organizations (such as banks and supermarkets) where continuously sustained operation is vital
  • Derived terms

    * micromainframe * minimainframe

    teletype

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A teleprinter
  • A message printed by a teleprinter
  • Early device for mainframe computer
  • Synonyms

    * teleprinter * TTY

    Verb

    (teletyp)
  • To operate a teleprinter
  • To send a message via teleprinter