Micromainframe vs Mainframe - What's the difference?

micromainframe | mainframe | Derived terms |

Micromainframe is a derived term of mainframe.


As nouns the difference between micromainframe and mainframe

is that micromainframe is a computer resembling a mainframe but significantly smaller in physical size while 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.

micromainframe

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A computer resembling a mainframe but significantly smaller in physical size.
  • 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