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Front-End Processor

November 21, 2013  |   Posted by :   |     |   Comments Off on Front-End Processor»


Definition: A front-end processor is a computer that handles communications processing for a mainframe. It connects to the communications lines on one end and the mainframe on the other. It transmits and receives messages, assembles and disassembles packets, and detects and corrects errors.

What This Means: A computer that is used to process data before it is sent to a mainframe computer for analysis or further processing.


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