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  Server (computing) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Servers today are physically similar to most other general-purpose computers, although their hardware configurations may be particularly optimized to fit their server roles, if they are dedicated to that role.
Servers should not be confused with mainframes, which are very large computers that centralize certain information-processing activities in large organizations and may or may not act as servers in addition to their other activities.
Because servers must operate continuously and reliably, noisy but efficient and trustworthy fans may be used for ventilation instead of inexpensive and quiet fans; and in some cases, centralized air-conditioning may be used to keep servers cool, instead of or in addition to fans.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Server_(computing)   (1496 words)

 Server - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Server (computing), a computer that provides services to other computers, or the software that runs on it
Application server, a server dedicated to running certain software applications
Peer-to-peer, a network of computers running as both clients and servers
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Server   (135 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)

 The Evolution of Client/Server Computing
This technology is a computing architecture that forms a composite system allowing distributed computation, analysis, and presentation between PCs and one or more larger computers on a network.
The middle-tier servers are typically coded in a highly portable, non-proprietary language such as C. Middle-tier functionality servers may be multithreaded and can be accessed by multiple clients, even those from separate applications.
The application server might then run CGI scripts for dynamic content, parse database requests, or assemble formatted responses to client queries, accessing dates or files as needed from a back-end database server or a file server.
cis.cuyamaca.net /draney/214/web_server/client.htm   (1334 words)

 Server-based Computing, Thin clients (
Server-based Thin Client Computing is taking a basic terminal (a old pc or a terminal with ICA protocol capable) and using a client/server model.
Terminal Server will enable terminal users to enjoy a whole new generation of Windows-based applications and gain the ease of use that Windows-based PC users have enjoyed for years.
And by utilizing the latest in centralized computing technologies--where 100 percent of the applications and data reside and execute on the server--the Wyse approach is thinner.
www.pcandl.com /TerminalServices/thin.html   (1890 words)

 Client / Server Computing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
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.
The server computes the results of the query.
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)

 Server-Based Computing
Server-based computing is a model in which applications are deployed, managed, supported and executed 100% on a server.
In the network computing architecture as defined by Sun, Oracle, Netscape, IBM and Apple, components are dynamically downloaded from the network into the client device for execution by the client.
Heterogeneous computing environments are a fact of life in the enterprise, comprising an installed base of many client devices, operating systems, LAN protocols and network connections.
www.chdinc.org /consulting/Server_Based_Computing.html   (2441 words)

 Research - Research Areas - Ubiquitous Computing - Personal Server
The device, called a personal server, is a small, lightweight computer with high-density data storage capability.
Intel researchers have developed and successfully demonstrated a prototype personal server that is integrated into a Linux-based cell phone platform, and they continue to refine the technology.
As this approach to mobile computing is not limited by the physical size of the device's display, the personal server can be made very small, but users will still be able to work effectively at a remote location using a large, high-quality display.
www.intel.com /research/exploratory/personal_server.htm   (469 words)

 Andrew Windows: Setting up a Win2000/2003 Member Server   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Until the Windows Server is patched and secured, the server should not be run on the open campus network.
One of the first server changes you should consider is the addition of your departmental OU administrators group to the local administrators group on your Member Server.
After the initial server configuration and deployment, it is still essential to conduct periodic maintenance of the Member Server in order to verify its reliable and secure operations.
www.cmu.edu /computing/andrew-windows/andrew-win-server.html   (2619 words)

 Client/Server Computing (Linktionary term)
Client/server computing is a result of trends in the 1980s to populate desktops with powerful computers that were connected via LANs to back-end database servers or application servers.
It was a model designed to replace the mainframe computing model in which all the processing was done by a centralized system.
With the rise of the Internet, the client/server computing model has evolved from a two-way relationship (usually called a two-tiered model) to a three-tiered or multitiered model in which clients communicate with intermediate application servers or Web servers, which in turn communicate with back-end data servers and/or legacy systems.
www.linktionary.com /c/clientserver.html   (263 words)

 Client/Server Fundamentals | Page 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
It is unfortunate that some machines are called "servers." This causes confusion (try explaining to an already bewildered user that a client’s software is running on a machine called "the server").
In this case, order processing clients may reside on store computers to perform initial checking and preprocessing, and the order processing servers may exist at the corporate mainframe to perform final approval and shipping.
This definition requires that the DCS computers are connected through a network that is responsible for the information exchange between computers.
www.networkcomputing.com /netdesign/1005part1a.html   (2207 words)

 Client/Server Computing
It is hardly a new notion; computer systems have been doing this sort of thing for many years now.
Traditional mainframe systems are a pathological case where the "presentation server" was a 3270 terminal, and all other aspects of system logic ran on the mainframe server.
In between came the two-tier client/server systems where the "server" was database server, and substantially all logic would reside on the "client" PCs.
cbbrowne.com /info/clientserver.html   (365 words)

 SData - Solutions - Server Centric Computing
A Server Centric Computing is a solution where applications are deployed, managed, supported and executed totally on the server.
Since these applications are installed, updated and maintained on central servers instead of each client, the cost and complexity of administration are significantly reduced; the Citrix model also enables rapid application deployment.
In addition, because the applications execute 100 percent on the server, and only keystrokes, mouse clicks and screen updates are transmitted over the network between the server and client, Citrix software enables high application performance even over bandwidth-constrained connections as well as greater data security.
www.sdata.co.za /server_centric_computing.htm   (379 words)

 Understanding Client/Server Architecture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The SQL statement is sent to the database server, which performs the work locally on that physical computer and returns only the relevant information (the answer) to the client PC.
If the app server lives on a different physical computer, there can be a delay before the presentaion layer in the client reports that an entry is invalid.
Client/server computing is really much more than a simple separation of a user's PC from a server computer.
www.officewizard.com /books/clientserver/ClientServerComputing.htm   (1614 words)

 Secure Document Server   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
A secure document server will allow all departments to maintain documents that contain sensitive data on a central server.
This server will track all access to the files that reside on it, log who accessed a file, and what they did to that file.
The files will be stored in an encrypted format on the server, so if any unauthorized person gains access to the server, they will not be able to see the information in the files.
www.dartmouth.edu /comp/support/library/safecomputing/initiatives/2005/secureserver.html   (190 words)

 Client Server Computing
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.
The main aim of the Server Process is to perform the back-end tasks that are common to similar applications.
www.doc.ic.ac.uk /~nd/surprise_95/journal/vol4/wcy/report.html   (8119 words)

 Server based computing (SBC) provides workers with remote access to applications.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Siloed deployments typically result in underutilized server capacity, as capacity must be allocated for peak demand.
In SBC environments, all processing takes place on the central server, so end users require access to the central server in order to access the applications — disconnected users have no application access.
SBC solutions transmit all end-user inputs from remote access clients to central servers for processing, and then transmit all processed information back to the remote access clients, resulting in heavy network traffic, making these solutions inappropriate for certain applications.
www.appstream.com /products-server-based-computing.html   (502 words)

 Amazon.com: Client/Server Computing for Dummies: Books: Doug Lowe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The real value of this book is as an educational tool for businesspeople who suspect client/server computing may solve some of their business problems but don't know enough about the technology to say for sure.
Welcome to the world of client/server computing, an exciting form of computing that's recommended by four out of five dentists surveyed, tastes great, and is less filling.
In the case of x servers the model is turned around 180 degrees.
www.amazon.com /Client-Server-Computing-Dummies-Lowe/dp/1568843291   (1892 words)

 IT Architect | Client-Server Computing | June 1, 1990   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
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.
Although the most widely employed server in the client-server realm is the database server, a server in a distributed computing environment can be, among other things, an image or audio processor or an expert system.
www.itarchitect.com /article/NMG20000724S0018   (1636 words)

 IBM unveils debut blade server - Computing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The server is the first product to be launched since IBM and Intel announced their collaboration on the development of blade servers last week.
A blade server is an ultra thin server that can be stacked vertically or horizontally like books on a shelf.
The server is based on a removable card that plugs into a chassis (or shared infrastructure) which plugs into a rack.
www.computing.co.uk /vnunet/news/2120160/ibm-unveils-debut-blade-server   (671 words)

 Server Computing and the Network Edge
Edge computing, as the name implies, involves pushing data and computing power away from a centralized point to the logical extremes of a network.
By eliminating or de-emphasizing the core, edge computing limits or removes a major point of failure and a potential bottleneck.
Edge computing comes in many shapes and flavors, and the view on the edge differs depending the customer.
www.serverwatch.com /tutorials/article.php/1552181   (605 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.
Servers are powerful computers or processes dedicated to managing disk drives (file servers), printers (print servers), or network traffic (network servers).
Clients rely on servers for resources, such as files, devices, and even processing power.
www.webopedia.com /TERM/C/client_server_architecture.html   (615 words)

 Sun's Java Application Server 8.1 - Enterprise Applications - Network Computing
A second machine ran one instance of the application server and one instance of the HADB (see figure 1).
HADB utilizes shared memory to communicate synchronously with the application server for performance and writes to disk asynchronously in a separate thread for recovery in the event of a failure.
In previous versions of Sun's application server it was necessary to manually edit this file, which meant continuing maintenance when adding or removing machines from the cluster.
www.networkcomputing.com /showitem.jhtml?articleID=164903142   (907 words)

 Hardware Today: Grid Computing Means Business
Grid computing has been the province of academia, government, and science labs for most of its young life.
People understandably think of grid computing as a way to aggregate the performance of many systems to build a virtual supercomputer.
Computer users have contributed more than 8,000 CPU years of processing power to a human protein folding research project.
www.serverwatch.com /hreviews/article.php/3507151   (983 words)

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