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  Client (computing) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A client is a computer system that accesses a (remote) service on another computer by some kind of network.
Clients are generally classified as either "fat clients", "thin clients", or "hybrid clients".
A fat client (also known as a thick client or rich client) is a client that performs the bulk of any data processing operations itself, but does not necessarily rely on the server.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Client_(computing)   (365 words)

 Client / Server Computing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The client/server model is a form of distributed computing where one program (the client) communicates with another program (the server) for the purpose of exchanging information.
Clients could be also written for DOS- or UNIX-based computers.
Although its computing and storage capabilities are dwarfed by those of the mainframe, there is no reason why a Macintosh could not be used as a server for less demanding applications.
sunsite.berkeley.edu /~emorgan/waves/clientservercomputing.html   (361 words)

 Client/Server Computing Consider This
The client can be a personnel computer (PC) or the soon to be released network computer (NC.) The server can be anything from a mainframe to a PC but is usually a platform suited for a specific application or task.
The network could be as simple as two computers connected by modem or as complicated as several thousand computers linked by a combination of fiber optics, coaxial cable, and wireless communications.
The difference between client/server computing and the mainframe computing that it often supersedes is that the client is not a dumb terminal.
rintintin.colorado.edu /~epperson/clntsrvr.intro.html   (361 words)

 Network Computing - Solutions for the Connected Enterprise   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
With thin-client computing, most of the processing and storage resources are taken away from the end-nodes and consolidated at a central location.
Thin-client computing is often employed on the basis of a specific need, which is typical of the decision-making process of Indian organizations to choose these solutions; a means to an end.
Server-based computing allows for the consolidation of storage, which, when managed properly, results in efficient use of storage, since every user is rationed space from a common pool.
www.nc-india.com /coverstories/stories/44694.html   (3137 words)

 The Evolution of Client/Server Computing
The client, a PC or workstation, is the requesting machine and the server, a LAN file server, mini or mainframe, is the supplying machine.
Clients may be running on heterogeneous operating systems and networks to make queries to the server(s).
First generation systems are 2-tiered architectures where a client presents a graphical user interface (GUI) to the user, and acts according to the user's actions to perform requests of a database server running on a different machine.
cis.cuyamaca.net /draney/214/web_server/client.htm   (1334 words)

It is called thin client computing and it represents a major shift in the way IT managers can organise the desktop computers they manage.
Since thin client computers can effectively be plugged in and are ready to go - without any need for manual configuration - it is possible for the end user to replace the broken computer with a new one without any intervention from IT.
The reason why managers really like the idea of thin client computing is because it moves back to the tried and tested mainframe model of computing.Thin client computers are effectively the successor to the green-screen terminal which has been the predominant way users have accessed centralised computing.
www.1st-computer-networks.co.uk /t_c_computing.html   (1304 words)

 Thin (Client Computing, that is) Is In
Thin clients use less RAM and slower processors, and don't have their own drives, because applications and data are stored on the server.
Benefits of thin client computing include a reduced cost of ownership and increased flexibility for both the user and the enterprise.
Thin client computing is an attractive solution for organizations looking to control costs and complexity.
www.ncd.com /about/outlook   (660 words)

 Thin Client and N-Tier Computing
Client/server computing was also a shift in the processing load of computers in the enterprise.
Once the shift away from client/server computing began, the term "three-tier architecture" was used to differentiate the distributed, middle-tier approach from the traditional, "two-tier" approach.
Gartner Group predicts that the adoption of thin-client computing will ultimately be driven by end-user benefits such as location transparency (the user is unaware of the location of the data) and ubiquitous access (the user sees the same environment at any workstation in the enterprise).
www.emory.edu /BUSINESS/et/thinclnt   (2065 words)

 What is client/server architecture? - A Word Definition From the Webopedia Computer Dictionary
A network architecture in which each computer or process on the network is either a client or a server.
Clients are PCs or workstations on which users run applications.
Clients rely on servers for resources, such as files, devices, and even processing power.
www.webopedia.com /TERM/C/client_server_architecture.html   (602 words)

 Thin Client Computing
Thin client is a growing technology because it promises to bring some sanity back to the cost of computing.
Java would provide a modern, colorful, windowing user interface at the workstations, and the workstations would have their own computing power for good performance, but all the software would live back on the central server where it could be easily and inexpensively maintained.
Java and Web based thin client computing is still mostly custom development in larger companies, but as it sinks in, it will be migrating to smaller businesses.
www.aaxnet.com /topics/nc.html   (668 words)

 What is Thin Client Computing ?
The sole purpose of the computer was to calculate according to the set of instructions and data it was given.
The power (and cost) of the computer could be centralized in one place while "dumb" terminals provided a way for multiple users to use the system at the same time.
While the Personal Computer brought these incredible benefits to millions of people, it still lacked the most important characteristics of centralized computing systems such as reliability, low maintenance, security and the ability for everyone to share applications and data easily.
www.thinclient.net /technology/history-short.htm   (1997 words)

The daughter companies, Client Computing Utility AS and Client Computing Sverige AB, have been delivering cost effective products and solutions for the handling of electronic message exchange for the European power and gas markets since 1995.
The daughter company EuroNova is the sole specialty company in the Nordic region with focus on e-faktura (electronic invoicing) (B2B and B2C), and with the help of modern technology and proven solutions have been delivering solutions since electronic invoicing was introduced in Norway 2002.
Client Computing Utility AS (CC Utility) has entered an agreement with Kongsberg Maritime AS, for delivery of our products and services for electronic exchange of data via X.400.
www.clientcomputing.no /?lang=eng   (437 words)

 IT Architect | Client-Server Computing | June 1, 1990   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
In the newly emerging distributed network environments, however, client-server computing takes on a more specific definition: It refers to a relationship in which the server plays a more sophisticated role on the network, performing much of the processing formerly handled by its client PCs while still retaining its requester-server (i.e., data storage) responsibilities.
As client-server computing systems have evolved, their creators have taken some parts from the centralized host world, and other parts from the decentralized PC environment.
In the client-server computing environment, conversely, developers separate their applications into two components, a "front end" and a "back end," with the elements sharing the processing demands according to which is best suited for the task.
www.itarchitect.com /article/NMG20000724S0018   (1645 words)

 Client Server Computing
Client machine usually manages the front-end processes such as GUIs (Graphical User Interfaces),dispatch requests to server programs, validate data entered by the user and also manages the local resources that the user interacts with such as the monitor, keyboard, workstation, CPU and other peripherals.
The goals of Client-Server Computing are to allow every networked workstation (Client) and host (Server) to be accessible, as needed by an application, and to allow all existing software and hardware components from various vendors to work together.
Client-Server Computing is divided into three components, a Client Process requesting service and a Server Process providing the requested service, with a Middleware in between them for their interaction.
www-dse.doc.ic.ac.uk /~nd/surprise_95/journal/vol4/wcy/report.html   (8119 words)

 Smart Client Computing and XML Web Services   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Proponents of the thin client strive to minimize the memory footprint and processing requirements on the client computer.
Smart clients allow users to work with data even while they are not connected to the Internet or the network that hosts the XML Web service.
Because the application logic resides completely on the client computer, smart clients provide full functionality even while offline—unlike browser-based applications that depend on their connection to the server for both processing and data.
www.microsoft.com /office/previous/xp/webservices/xmlwebservices.asp   (756 words)

 ATLabs - Thin Client Technology
Thin clients are small network appliances that replace desktop and laptop computers for easy, low-cost access to servers, server-centric applications and the Internet.
The client sends mouse clicks and keyboard strokes up the network to the server, and the updated screen image is sent down to the client.
With computing power on secure servers, a business enterprise can extend access from building to building as well as to remote locations and homes without adding support staff.
www.atlabs.com /thinclient_abt.htm   (446 words)

 Client/Server Software Architectures--An Overview
A client is defined as a requester of services and a server is defined as the provider of services.
In the 1990s, PC LAN (local area network) computing changed because the capacity of the file sharing was strained as the number of online user grew (it can only satisfy about 12 users simultaneously) and graphical user interfaces (GUIs) became popular (making mainframe and terminal displays appear out of date).
Advantages are that with less software on the client there is less security to worry about, applications are more scalable, and support and installation costs are less on a single server than maintaining each on a desktop client [Schussel 96].
www.sei.cmu.edu /str/descriptions/clientserver_body.html   (1888 words)

 Thin Client Computing Information
This ensures that all clients access the current versions of an application because the software is installed once on a server, rather than every desktop throughout the company.
A thin client is a device (A PC, NC, or windows based terminal) that relies on a server for application execution and data, and performs little or no application processing.
The latest Clients and RDP protocol to ship with Windows 2000 Server will allow users to print on their client machine, and also cut and paste between a Windows 2000 Terminal Services session and their client device.
www.mcc.ac.uk /Thin/paul/gothin.htm   (1843 words)

 Motion Computing - LE1600 and LS800 Tablet PCs and Accessories
The Motion Tablet Client combines the mobility of a slate tablet computer with the reliability of an embedded operating system to create a wireless mobile thin client computer.
The Tablet Client is built on the Windows XPe operating system, which has the same look and feel as Windows XP, so users spend little to no time learning how to use the system.
Built on the LE1600 platform, the Motion Tablet Clients are proven and robust computers that include large, 12.1” XGA TFT displays with wide viewing angles and integrated biometric security devices.
www.motioncomputing.com /products/tablet_pc_tc.asp   (318 words)

 Client Computing - Training   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Client Computing offers free self-paced, hands-on computer training courses to students, faculty and staff over the following Microsoft Software: Windows, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access, Outlook, Publisher and Visio.
The computer training courses can be conducted individually or in groups.
To schedule a computer training course contact Client Computing at: tab@nwmissouri.edu or kdt@nwmissouri.edu.
www.nwmissouri.edu /compserv/ClientComputing/training   (73 words)

 Network Computing - Solutions for the Connected Enterprise   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The earlier article was a skinny on thin client computing, in which we traced its history, and looked at its architecture, benefits, limitations, and various protocols.
While this data is an important indicator of the ability of the thin client solution, it is, by no means, the only one to affect their performance.
Sometimes it is even worthwhile to reconsider the decision to implement thin clients, since there could be a huge difference between the actual and perceived benefits in terms of total cost of ownership.
www.nc-india.com /coverstories/stories/44698.html   (2763 words)

 Motion Computing - In the News
Thin client computers allow organizations to provide software applications and updates to their users while protecting sensitive information stored on secure network servers.
Because thin client computers do not store data locally like traditional PCs, these applications connect the device to software managed and data stored on an organization’s network.
Motion customers wanted to walk and compute with a lightweight slate tablet with pen input; but required the high data security, networked data access, centrally managed administration and high system reliability associated with thin client computing.
www.motioncomputing.com /about/news/press_release_012505.asp   (399 words)

 Thin Client Computing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
When the Network Computer was touted as a viable alternative to the PC by the computing media, the author developed an interest in client server, intranet technologies and the advantages and disadvantages that this new paradigm in computing could offer.
Computer speed was the least important reason with only 11% stating it as the reason for choosing a computer lab.
The Thin Client paradigm, rather than being a cut-down and limiting experience, can instead be an empowering one, giving the user the ability to use both their own machines and the power of other systems as appropriate.
www.white-tower.demon.co.uk /dissertation   (9560 words)

 Client-server - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Client/server is network architecture which separates the client (often an application that uses a graphical user interface) from the server.
The interaction between client and server is often described using sequence diagrams.
Another type of network architecture is known as a peer-to-peer architecture because each node or instance of the program is both a "client" and a "server" and each has equivalent responsibilities.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Client/server   (617 words)

 Droplets, NIC partner for richer thin-client computing
Droplet's UI Server delivers a richer, more PC-like computing experience to the user by providing faster response times between the client and server, according to Philip Brittan, the president and CEO of Droplets, based in New York.
NIC is the brainchild of Oracle chieftain Larry Ellison, a long-time proponent of thin-client computing.
Other aspects such as printing are also improved by Droplets, as the printer command comes direct from the client instead of from possibly outside the firewall from a remote server.
www.infoworld.com /articles/hn/xml/01/11/27/011127hndroplets.html   (1106 words)

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