An expensive, sophisticated, general purpose computer, now largely housing legacy systems, that can be accessed simultaneously by many users and can simultaneously execute a multitude of functions. Mainframes were once distinguished from smaller computers by computational power, although size is now a more relevant differentiation, as smaller computers have become more powerful.

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