cycle of reincarnation
= C =
cycle server n.
A powerful machine that exists
primarily for running large compute-, disk-, or memory-intensive
jobs (more formally called a `compute server'). Implies that
interactive tasks such as editing are done on other machines on the
network, such as workstations.
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.