What is mainframe?

  • (noun): (computer science) the part of a computer (a microprocessor chip) that does most of the data processing; the CPU and the memory form the central part of a computer to which the peripherals are attached.
    Synonyms: central processing unit, CPU, C.P.U., central processor, processor
    See also — Additional definitions below


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... Mainframe Mainframe is a member of the Ministry of Science ... that he turns into an immobile computer mainframe ...
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... Megabyte plots constantly to corrupt and control Mainframe in order to turn it into his own domain, "Megaframe", and from there infect the Super-Computer and then take the entire Net ... In the final episode of Season 2, Megabyte worked with Mainframe to close the Web portal that had opened in Mainframe, but not without heavy cost ... army move to crush the remaining defenders (CPUs) of Mainframe ...
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... to discover if there was a Web Creature in Mainframe during the subsequent Web War and then the Viral Wars, Mouse's hacking skills became a major asset in thwarting Mainframe's enemies, including ... her icon (and AndrAIa's as well) to a full Mainframe icon which, among other things, created a backup of her that allowed her to be restored along with the native Mainframers after ...
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More definitions of "mainframe":

  • (noun): A large digital computer serving 100-400 users and occupying a special air-conditioned room.
    Synonyms: mainframe computer