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What is a "Mainframe"? What is a "Workstation"?

What is a "Mainframe"? What is a "Workstation"?

Recently I'm encountering these two terms frequently Mainframe & Workstation. How are they different from the computers we use? I tried wiki articles but couldn't understand.

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"The more modern meaning of workstation is a higher end computer, often used for graphics works, or other intensive tasks. They're typically made of more reliable components, often with Xeon/Opeteron processors, ECC memory and RAID, as well as having the commercial graphics cards (Nvidia's Quadro range and ATI's FireGL cards).

However, it can be used more generally to refer to a standalone PC, rather than a thin client/terminal."