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ALSO CALLED: Midrange Computers, Midrange Systems, Mid-range Computers, Mid-range Systems
DEFINITION: In general, midrange refers to computers that are more powerful and capable than personal computers but less powerful and capable than mainframe computers. (Computer power is sometimes measured in terms of millions-of-instructions-per-second - MIPS. Capability includes, for example, how many devices can be connected to and interact with the computer at the same time.) The computer industry does  … 
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MIDRANGE SERVER HARDWARE DEFINITION (continued): …  not define exactly what characteristics constitute "midrange." Historically, midrange computers have been sold to small to medium-sized businesses as their main computer and to larger enterprises for branch or department-level operations. Makers of popular midrange computer lines include Hewlett-Packard, IBM, and Sun Microsystems. Today's computers are almost universally known as servers to recognize that they often "serve" applications to end users at "client" computers, that they use a client/server computing model, and, by inference (since the client/server model developed in UNIX-based … 
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