Another term for a personal computer, usually referring to a computer running an operating system other than Windows (e.g. Linux, Unix or Mac OS).
A networked personal computing device with more power than a standard IBM PC or Macintosh. Typically, a workstation has an operating system such as unix that is capable of running several tasks at the same time. It has several megabytes of memory and a large, high-resolution display. Examples are Sun workstations and Digital DECstations.
originally referred to a high-powered PC, usually scientific or engineering-oriented; now coming to mean any individual full-capability PC.
A powerful microcomputer that features a sophisticated graphical user interface (GUI) and the processing power of a minicomputer.
1. n. A functional unit at which a user works. A workstation often has some processing capability. 2. n. One or more programmable or nonprogrammable devices that allow a user to do work. 3. n. A terminal or microcomputer, usually one that is connected to a mainframe or to a network, at which a user can perform applications.
Term used freely to mean a PC, node, terminal or high-end desktop processor (for CAD/CAM and similar intensive applications) - in short, a device that has data input and output and operated by a user.
A single-user system that offers high-performance, high-resolution graphics and can function in a network environment.
A workstation is a single-user, high-performance microcomputer (or even a minicomputer) which has been specialized in some way, usually for graphics output. Such a machine has a screen and a keyboard, but is also capable of extensive processing of your input before it is passed to the host. Likewise, the host's responses may be extensively processed before being passed along to your screen. A workstation may be intelligent enough to do much or all the processing itself.
A high performance computing system, generally utilizing a RISC CPU and the UNIX operating system.
a device or a combination of devices integrated to provide the user with graphic data entry, display, and manipulation
a high-end general-purpose microcomputer designed for individual use but often connected to a local-area network
a physical screen - a PC or a Thin Client (Windows Terminal) or a remote user using Terminal Services
a powerful, high-end microcomputer
a step above a basic PC, usually built to perform more advanced and processor intensive tasks
a user or client that accesses information from other computers (usually servers) on a network
Microcomputer on a LAN that runs application software. Sometimes called a node.
A networked computer typically reserved for end-user applications.
A powerful single user computer that can be used for complex data analysis and design work.
(1) A configuration of input/output equipment at which an operator works. * (2) A terminal or microcomputer, usually one that is connected to a mainframe or to a network, at which a user can perform applications.
A device used to transmit information to or receive information from a computer, for example, a display station or printer.
Individual computer system with keyboard, graphics monitor and mouse. PCs can be referred to as workstations but this term usually refers to more powerful, non-DOS systems.
a powerful computer system, primarily a single-user or limited multi-user system, used especially for advanced graphical and other numerically-intensive applications; local examples include Silicon Graphics Indigo workstations
In general, a powerful computer with considerable calculating and graphics capability.
1. A single user computer, in many cases specialized for high performance. 2. Any personal computer or terminal. Go Top
A workstation, or network client, is a machine which is connected to a network server for the purpose of utilizing hardware and software resources being shared by the server.
A computer that is part of a network. Also called a client.
A stand-alone computer or terminal and any directly connected peripheral devises and components. See client, desktop application.
A powerful PC often used for scientific applications. Also a desk, chair and other equipment at which someone works.
Depending upon whom you ask, a workstation is either an industrial strength desktop computer or its own category above the desktops. Workstations typically have some flavor of UNIX for their OS, but there has been a recent trend to call high-end Windows NT and Windows 2000 machines workstations, too.
any powerful personal computer used in a work setting.
A computer from which a person uses word processing, spreadsheet, database, and other types of applications to accomplish work, taking advantage of resources shared on the local area network.
Any computer which can sit on a desk, though usually taken to indicate amore powerful machine such as those from Sun or Silicon Graphics, rather than a less powerful PC or Apple Mac.
A computer connected to a network at which users interact with software stored on the network. [Go to source
A workstation is a client computer (stand alone machine) on a (Local Area Network) or Wide Area Network that is used to run applications and is connected to a server from which it obtains data shared with other computers. Workstation is also used to describe a high-priced PC that uses a high-performance microprocessor and proprietary architecture to create what some call an "open" system.
1. The desk, keyboard, digitizing table, and CRTs connected together as a unit for working with maps or graphics in interactive GIS and CAD/CAM. 2. A computer that consists of a graphic terminal, central processor, digitizer, graphics tablet (optional), and a mouse (optional). It may also be a stand-alone central processing unity (CPU) and its peripheral devices. It is often linked to other computers through a network.
In the context of computers, a powerful personal computer that is generally faster than a standard PC.
A networked desktop computer running a modern multitasking operating system such as Unix or MS Windows.
For the purposes of this guide, a personal computer in a network; also called a client.
A personal computer with exceptional capacity and performance capabilities for use mainly in engineering, design and audiovisual applications demanding immediate access to data and the ability to manipulate it in technically sophisticated ways.
Any individual personal computer that is connected to a network. back to the top
The host computer for any user application; in digital special effects, the workstation allows the user to process irnages and interface with digital devices.
Type of computer used for software development and other applications that require a lot of computing power and good graphics. Usually runs on a Unix or Windows NT-based operating system.
A desktop computer typically dedicated to a single engineer. Usually a high-end machine.
1) A device, often a microcomputer, that serves as an interface between a user and a file server or host computer. 2) More generally, a computer or a computer terminal.
A high-powered computer, one step below a minicomputer and a step above a microcomputer. The term often refers to fairly powerful dual-processor computers...
1) A powerful stand-alone computer of the sort used in applications requiring considerable calculating or graphics capability. 2) A combination of input, output, and computing hardware that can be used for work by an individual. 3) A microcomputer or terminal connected to a network.
A powerful, multi-tasking, multi-user, graphically oriented computer designed to facilitate the computing needs of research and technical users by working in a network of connected machines.
A desktop computer connected to a network; in client/server systems, a workstation may also be called a "client".
A "smart" computer terminal that serves as a primary scientific research tool, offering direct access to experimental apparatus, information files, internal computers, and output devices, usually connected to an external communications network.
Another name for a computer or device (such as a printer or modem) that is connected to a network.
A computer that is connected to a network. A workstation has its own processor, processes applications locally and may access data and resources located elsewhere on the network.
A computing device with an installed client adapter.
Roughly equivalent to “personal computer,” the basic building block of an integrated campus technology system. Either in a fixed location or portable; connected to a network or used as a standalone machine. Most simple form includes a central processing unit (see CPU), a hard disk (central memory repository), keyboard, monitor (“screen”), floppy drive(s). Permits entry of text and/or data by keystroke or transfer from a floppy diskette. Software can be used to manipulate and format the presentation of this text/data, displayed on the monitor, printed in “hardcopy” format, stored on the hard drive or on a floppy diskette. Software ranges from basic word processing to complex scientific simulations. Depends on the capacity of the machine (e.g., speed of the chip) and the software.
a desktop computer terminal, typically networked and more powerful than a personal computer.
hardware: Bigger/faster/more expensive than a microcomputer, smaller than a mini.
Any terminal or personal computer.
The computer attached to the Internet.
Fast, extremely powerful computer based on one or several processors. Workstations usually serve to deal with tasks that require particularly intensive computing.
In reference to computers, powerful Reduced Instruction Set Computing (RISC)-based Central Processing Units (CPUs) similar to minicomputers; in reference to furniture and space planning, the furniture and equipment required by one worker (sometimes shared by two or more). See also Support Space.
A high performance personal computer aimed typically at scientific and technical users. It usually runs using the UNIX operating system. Most of the more powerful GIS's run on work stations.
a computer set up for use by one person.
A computer with NetWare client software installed, which users use to access and work on the network. Workstations on a NetWare 4.1 network can be DOS, Windows, OS/2, Unix, or Macintosh workstations.
(1) An area used in a manufacturing process to perform a series of functional tasks, usually associated with a single operator. (2) A single-user computer, typically with 32-bit messsaging and integrated graphics. (3) An extremely powerful microcomputer typically used for scientific and engineering calculations (4) A hardware package that includes the CPU plus a variety of peripherals such as hard disk, printer, monitor etc. (7/96)
A terminal or personal computer, usually one that is connected to a mainframe or within a network, at which a user can run applications.
A powerful desktop computer designed to meet the computing needs of engineers, architects, and other professionals who need detailed graphic displays; in a LAN, a workstation runs application programs and serves as an access point to the network.
A high performance computer system capable of displaying high resolution graphic images.
A computer system with hardware and software suitable for a user.
a powerful small computer that runs the Unix operating systems. The term is sometimes used to refer to a terminal used for a particular job in a business setting.
A unit, place, or group that performs a specific data processing function. A logical place where work occurs in an operations department. Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS requires that you define the following characteristics for each workstation: the type of work it does, the quantity of work it can handle at any particular time, and the times it is active. The activity that occurs at each workstation is called an operation.
Generally used to mean a high-end desktop computer with strong calculation capabilities and/or graphical prowess. The most common example is the Silicon Graphics Workstation which has tremendous graphical strengths.
A general-purpose computer designed to be used by one person at a time and which offers higher performance than normally found in a personal computer, especially with respect to graphics, processing power and the ability to carry out several tasks at the same time. Source: Foldoc: Free On-line Dictionary of Computing
A networked personal computing device with more power than a traditional PC or Mac. Typically, a "workstation" has operating systems such as Unix, OS/2, or Windows 2000 that are capable of running several tasks (multitasking) at the same time. It has several megabytes of memory and a large, high-resolution display.
A personal computer from which an End User communicates with a file server or a central computer
high-end (highest capability) microcomputer, sometimes considered as a separate category of computer.
A powerful personal computer. Vague term because today's personal computers are yesterdays workstations.
A workstation is usually an individual computer on which jobs and job streams are executed. They are defined in the Tivoli Workload Scheduler database as a unique object. A workstation definition is required for every computer that executes jobs or job streams in the Workload Scheduler network.
Higher-speed (than a PC) computer intended for individual use.
A single addressable node on a network. Generally implemented as a stand-alone computer.
A computer in a network, which may have its own processing capability.
A computer system that provides a CPU, keyboard, mouse, and graphics hardware. A workstation may have a system disk and option disks, or it may be diskless (relying entirely on a server for data storage).
A personal computer that may operate in a stand-alone environment, or may be part of a computer network. Workstation sometimes refers to a computing system that is more powerful than a simple personal computer.
A compact, graphics-oriented computer having high speed and high memory capacity. A workstation usually includes a keyboard, a monitor, and a system unit.
A category of desktop computers targeted for high-performance specialized applications such as computer-aided design and publishing, modeling, and visualization. Bigger, faster, and until recently more expensive than a typical personal computer.
A workstation usually has a faster microprocessor, more special features, and more memory, than a PC. That is because workstations are designed for professional users such as engineers, graphic designers and architects, rather than recreational users. Workstations often use the Unix operating system.
Originally, a terminal and keyboard remotely connected to a mainframe, but now refers to the combination of a powerful computer, graphics terminal, and keyboard at one location, like a Sun SPARCstation or a DECstation. Seems to be replacing the term minicomputer, which is larger than a microcomputer (or PC) but smaller than a mainframe.
In the context of computers, a powerful personal computer (PC) that is usually faster than a regular PC.
usually refers to a computer that is well-suited to running science or engineering applications. Some characteristics: large (15" or larger)monitor, floating point processor. WWWebfx Home Page
any PC, or computer, on the network that you work on. The servers which provide user verification and other services are not 'workstations'.
the place where you use a computer such as a desk
Computer keyboard, monitor, mouse, and printer; often includes speakers, CD-ROM drive, network card, or modem
High performance micro-computer. Usually single user and dedicated to a specific application. The line between high-end personal micro-computers and low-end workstations is vague. X Y Z
A computer attached to the Internet.
A programmable high-level workstation (usually on a network) with its own processing hardware such as a high-performance personal computer. In a local area network, a personal computer that acts as a single user or client. A workstation can also be used as a server.
a powerful computer often used in engineering and CAD applications.
A high-performance single-user computer system with sophisticated input/output devices that can be easily networked with other workstations or computers.
A fast computer which sits on someone's desk. A workstation is the term most people use to distinguish between a Toy (something running Windows or worse) and a Computer. Originally used only for high-end Unix machines, it is now being applied to PCs as well. see also: server, terminal
A graphical user interface (GUI) computer with computing power somewhere between a personal computer and a minicomputer (although sometimes the distinction is rather fuzzy). Workstations are useful for development and for applications that require a moderate amount of computing power and relatively high quality graphics capabilities. Leading manufacturers are Sun Microsystems, Hewlett-Packard, Silicon Graphics Inc., and Digital Electronics Corporation.
More expensive and powerful desktop computer designed for work that requires intense calculations and graphics capabilities. 1.21 processors, 4.10
Although this term gets bandied about in a bunch of different contexts, we generally mean high-powered microcomputers with big screens, somewhat overkill for the average PC user. We mean such things as SPARC stations and other typically single-user but very powerful machines, generally running UNIX.
One of the computers connected to a local network that uses the services and resources in the network. A workstation does not normally provide services to other machines in the network in the same way a server does.
A device that lets you transmit information to or receive information from a computer, or both, as needed to perform a job; for example, a display station or a printer.
1. In networking, any personal computer (other than the file server) attached to the network. 2. A high-performance computer optimized for graphics applications such as computer-aided design, com ... more
(1) The working area in a building required by one telecommunications user. Industry standards call for one voice drop and one data drop for each workstation. The voice is one 4-pair unshielded twisted pair (UTP). The data drop may be 100 Ohm 4-pair UTP, 150 Ohm 2-pair shielded twisted pair (STP), or optical fiber.(2) A type of computer used in design or development work, such as engineering and CAD, requiring a moderate amount of computing power and high resolution graphics.
A generic term for computers used by end users including intelligent workstations, PCs, 3270 Terminals, UNIX terminals.
(1) A computer with 32-bit technology, at least four megabytes of random access memory (RAM), and at least 70 megabytes of disk storage for computer-aided engineering (CAE). (2) Any computer in a local area Network (LAN) that is not a server. (3) Colloquial usage by computer users is changing the meaning of workstation into just any computer or dumb terminal where work is performed.
A workstation, such as a Unix workstation, RISC workstation or engineering workstation, is a high-end desktop or deskside microcomputer designed for technical applications. Workstations are intended primarily to be used by one person at a time, although they can usually also be accessed remotely by other users when necessary.