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 for killer micro
From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  killer micro
   n.
  
      [popularized by Eugene Brooks c.1990] A microprocessor-based machine that
      infringes on mini, mainframe, or supercomputer performance turf. Often
      heard in ?No one will survive the attack of the killer micros!?, the battle
      cry of the downsizers.
  
      The popularity of the phrase ?attack of the killer micros? is doubtless
      reinforced by the title of the movie Attack Of The Killer Tomatoes (one of
      the canonical examples of so-bad-it's-wonderful among hackers). This has
      even more flavor now that killer micros have gone on the offensive not
      just individually (in workstations) but in hordes (within massively
      parallel computers).
  
      [2002 update: Eugene Brooks was right. Since this term first entered the
      Jargon File in 1990, the minicomputer has effectively vanished, the {
      mainframe sector is in deep and apparently terminal decline, and even the
      supercomputer business has contracted into a smaller niche. It's networked
      killer micros as far as the eye can see. ?ESR]
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  killer micro
  
     [Popularised by Eugene Brooks] A microprocessor-based
     machine that infringes on mini, mainframe, or supercomputer
     performance turf.  Often heard in "No one will survive the
     attack of the killer micros!", the battle cry of the
     downsizers.  Used especially of RISC architectures.
  
     The popularity of the phrase "attack of the killer micros" is
     doubtless reinforced by the movie title "Attack Of The Killer
     Tomatoes" (one of the canonical examples of
     so-bad-it's-wonderful among hackers).  This has even more
     flavour now that killer micros have gone on the offensive not
     just individually (in workstations) but in hordes (within
     massively parallel computers).
  
     [{Jargon File]
  

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