minicomputer minicomputer  /ˈmɪ ni kəm ˈpju tər/


  • (n) a digital computer of medium size


  1. Two hours into that game, a crack opened up in the Cray's king-side attack, and the minicomputer swooped in for the kill.
  2. One challenge came from the Route 128 area around Boston, where Digital Equipment and other firms launched the minicomputer.
  3. Digital, which made its mark in the minicomputer market, is struggling as it tries to readjust to the PC and high-powered work station market.


  • Server market realignment | The #CIOangle

    The server market is in the midst of a radical realignment, the likes of which have not been seen since the shakeout of the 1980s that saw most of the minicomputer makers, including Prime Computer, Data General and Digital Equipment … Continue reading ?
    on February 4, 2014     Source: SiliconANGLE

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  1. Brin responded: "I don't really think that the thing is to take a previous generation of technology and port them directly, and say 'Can we do the minicomputer on the Web on AJAX,' makes sense. I'm not saying that's what (Microsoft) Office is; I'm...
    on Mar 27, 2008 By: Brin Source: CNet Blog (blog)

  2. "Microsoft has remade the desktop world," Quinn said. "But if you've watched history, there's a slag heap of proprietary companies who have fallen by the wayside because they were stuck in their ways. Just look at the minicomputer business,...
    on Sep 24, 2005 By: Peter Quinn Source: PC Magazine

  3. Joy had a collection of six VAX 750 computers from Digital Equipment Corp. "It looked like a computer center, but they were actually my machines," Joy said. "I took him in the machine room. I walked up to a minicomputer, turned it off, pulled...
    on Jan 12, 2006 By: Bill Joy Source: ZDNet

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