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Big iron




<jargon> (Or "heavy metal [Cambridge]) Large, expensive, ultra-fast computers.

Used generally of number crunching supercomputers such as Crays, but can include more conventional big commercial IBMish mainframes.

The term implies approval, in contrast to "dinosaur".

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