What Is a Minicomputer Used For?

Minicomputers are used for complex computations in the fields of science and engineering. Their use extends to database management, business transactions and various file handling. A minicomputer is between a personal computer and a supercomputer in terms of processing power and functionality, although sometimes servers fit this profile. As of 2014, traditional minicomputers are increasingly rare, and the term itself has transitioned to "midrange computer."