big iron


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Financial, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

big iron

n. a large, mainframe computer. (see also iron.) We’ll have to run this job on the big iron over at the university.
See also: big, iron
References in periodicals archive ?
PCI Data Discovery and Scoping: Big Iron Solutions has the ability to efficiently validate credit card data in known locations and accurately find it in previously unknown locations in mainframe datasets, data stores and databases.
Additionally, big iron today is designed to a very high degree of ergonomic comfort which makes operating heavy equipment much more tolerable.
A big iron belly, rusty man boobs and misspelled tats are bared to the world as Antony Gormley''s work of art sways uncertainly from side to side.
But scientists are still debating at what point the Earth's atmosphere contained enough oxygen (produced by cyanobacteria) to allow the formation of big iron deposits.
He later also made the British charts with country cowboy ballads Big Iron, Devil Woman and Ruby Ann - all on this fine 25-track compilation.
With tons of food, water, equipment, and people needing transport along the battered cost, the Big Iron was an ideal fit for the mission.
These unique sized-for-the-sandbox dirt machines leek and work just like the Big Iron.
Its big iron rear wheels left tracks a foot wide in the dirt.
On top of these projects are Sohar's industrial complex in the Sultanate, floating iron ore transfer station in Subic Bay in the Philippines and distribution centre and port which are being constructed in Malaysia, in addition to big iron ore carriers.
With the development of the Oakajee Port and associated rail network, the Mid West will become Australia's next big iron ore region and we are excited to be a part of that growth,' he said.
Their follow-up, Big Iron World, was released in August 2006 and combined traditional American standards (including Woody Guthrie's Union Maid) with OCMS originals blending American roots, folk, blues, gospel, bluegrass and a bit of rock.
The August 21 vote will decide the fate of the government s 30 percent mining tax on big iron ore and coal projects, and the future of government plans for a $33 billion national broadband network.
The August 21 election will decide the fate of the government's planned 30 percent mining tax on big iron ore and coal projects, and the future of government plans for a $33 billion national broadband network.
AoAlmost the whole thing is tied together with big iron nails.
IBM's mainframe business is now under scrutiny from European regulators, who have opened two antitrust investigations involving Big Blue's business practices around its Big Iron portfolio.