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big iron

slang A very fast and powerful mainframe computer. A basic computer won't work—we need the big iron for this project.
See also: big, iron

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
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THE orang-outang in the big iron cage lashed to the sheep-pen began the discussion.
The Northern Prairie NAMA Chapter hosted a social at the Big Iron Farm Show at the West Fargo Fairgrounds last month.
"There was forty feet between them when they stopped to make their play And the swiftness of the ranger is still talked about today Texas Red had not cleared leather fore a bullet fairly ripped And the ranger's aim was deadly with the big iron on his hip Big iron on his hip"
He said: "They used the Jaguar to drive through the big iron gates, smashing them off their hinges and into the middle of the road.
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. Thanks to the "handraulic" power grip hidden inside each machine, kids can do precision digging as they excavate sand, loose dirt, and mud.
A carbon tax was passed into law by the Australian parliament, a Mineral Resources Rent Tax (MRRT) passed the lower house of parliament but had not yet passed the upper house, and in Western Australia, the big iron ore producers agreed to an increase in the royalty to be paid on iron ore fines.
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.
The big iron ore miners are asking Chinese mills for a 40 percent increase in prices this year after a fraught 2009 as demand surges beyond last year s record of 628 million metric tons, according to press reports.
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.
To reduce the size and complexity of the power system, companies now can combine the Big Iron supply with their power conditioner, providing bulk DC power to a VXI or PXI DC-DC converter rack, which offers a selection of programmable and fixed DC supply modules.
"I never dreamt that one day I would get behind the big iron fences which said 'Keep out'."
"We don't see the impact on Australia's outback, home to the big iron mines that feed into the steel mills in Korea that make the materials that are the shell of our Eddie Bauer edition, forest-green Explorer." Every American produces about three to four pounds of trash a day, estimates Durning, with a total resource-consumption per person of about 120 pounds daily.
The chain-driven slat conveyor, climbing at a gentle angle of 9 degrees, looked completely out of place among the big iron of nearby vendors showing single-grip or traditional belt conveyers.