- The definition of a workstation is a high-powered computer that can be used for professional work, or a designated area where a specific job or jobs are performed.
- A powerful Windows PC that can be used to run complex database programs is an example of a workstation.
- A cubicle where you perform your job is an example of a workstation.
- a person's work area, including furniture, appliances, etc.; often, specif., such an area with a terminal or personal computer
- a terminal or personal computer that is connected to a network
- a computer, usually intermediate in power between a personal computer and a minicomputer, used for complex or specialized applications, as in engineering design
Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- An area, as in an office, outfitted with equipment and furnishings for one worker and usually including a computer.
- A sophisticated standalone computer used for a specific purpose, such as imaging.
workstation - Computer Definition
(1) A high-performance, single-user computer typically used for graphics, CAD, software development and scientific applications. A workstation may be a RISC-based computer that runs under some version of Unix or Linux, the major vendors being Sun, HP, IBM and SGI. It may also refer to a high-end PC using Intel or AMD CPUs from any PC vendor. In all cases, the term implies a machine with a fast CPU and large amounts of memory and disk that is geared toward the professional user rather than the consumer.
(2) A terminal or desktop computer in a network. In this context, workstation is just a generic term for a user's machine (client machine) in contrast to a "server" or "mainframe."
(3) In the telecom industry, a combined telephone and computer.
Computer Desktop Encyclopedia
THIS DEFINITION IS FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY
All other reproduction is strictly prohibited without permission from the publisher.
© 1981-2014 The Computer Language Company Inc. All rights reserved.