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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.
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Heinie, Nighthawk and Wilson big irons run $3,000 to $5,000.
Vulnerability Management and Remediation: Big Iron Solutions scanning technology and remediation service will find vulnerabilities in OS code, ESM configurations and APFs.
Fiona Wilcock, a nutrition consultant and author of The Big Iron Count Report, said: "Many parents don't really understand why iron is important or know which foods supply it.
Around 200 people were struck as they took part in the Big Iron Shoot Out rally in the Rocky Mountains.
2) AM I the only person who wants to take a big iron spoon and smash it through the telly whenever those smug Eggheads appear?
Summary: Even as India's Bhilai Steel Plant planned to get rights to mine a big iron ore reserve, China increased its steel production manyfold.
For years, it seems, many of us in the tech community have been telling insurers to retire the Big Iron (their crusty old mainframe computers) and move to some form of server-based computing.
I liked it when all the fireworks came through and then the big iron monster started to blow up with fire," he said.
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One of my childhood memories was when we had to put big iron pillars inside the building to make it bomb-proof during the war and watching the lads climb on top of the air raid shelter which was just outside.
Sun and Oracle have seen increasing demand for our respective Sun Firex64 servers and database products and while the industry has traditionally thought of our longstanding relationship as only the marriage of big iron with leading database technology, the reality is we're continuing to increase our joint presence in the growing x64 server market," said Stephen Borcich, vice-president, Partner Marketing, Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Most have big iron testers, so they're going to use them.
to H-Bomb big iron and steel centers around Leningrad"; "From Tripoli, 2 hrs.
Big disk drive guys can't continue to move big iron unless they have a server consolidation strategy going on in the customer environment," he notes.
I performed my semi-scientific back-yard test for rust pre ventative miracle oils: I got a bunch of big iron nails degreased 'em handily, then put Clenzoil on some and left some raw and nekkid as a control group.