Workstations are computing systems that typically offer better performance than desktop computers, making them useful in compute-intensive areas such as engineering and mechanical design. While the term workstations isn't used as frequently as it once was when systems from the likes of SGI, DEC, Sun Microsystems and PowerPC were in vogue, hardware manufacturers like HP and Dell continue to market and sell workstations for high-end use.
From traditional workstations to the latest in ultra-high performance workstations, our workstations dictionary offers a glossary of key terms you need to know.
Stay up to date on the latest developments in Internet terminology with a free weekly newsletter from Webopedia. Join to subscribe now.
- Watch Datamation's editor James Maguire moderate roundtable discussions with tech experts from companies such as Accenture, Dell, Blue Jeans Network, Microsoft and more »
The future remains, well, cloudy. But either way: Amazon, look out. Microsoft is gaining fast. Read More »Hype Versus Action in the Developer's World
Often times technologies start as hype but with time become adopted. As a developer or technologist, it is worth reading the hype and knowing the... Read More »Microsoft Hyper-V Network Virtualization Q&A
The top 5 Hyper-V questions with answers provided by Nirmal Sharma, a MCSEx3, MCITP and Microsoft MVP in Directory Services. Read More »