(networking) Opposite of 'thin client'. (1996-12-08)
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A computing device, such as a PC or Macintosh, that includes an operating system, RAM, ROM, a powerful processor and a wide range of installed applications that can execute on the desktop or 100% on the server under a Server-based Computing architecture. Fat clients can operate in a Server-based Com...
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A client/server application that performs most of the processing itself,details ...
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(In topic `architecture`) A client in a client-server architecture that performs most or all of application processing operations with little or none performed in the server. Although the term usually refers to software,Â it can also apply to a network computer that has relatively strong process...
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An application architecture where a significant amount of the processing takes place at the client end (ie user device). The term is also used to describe the device itself, e.g. a desktop PC. Also known as Thick client.
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A fat client (also called heavy, rich, or thick client) is a computer (client) in client–server architecture or networks that typically provides rich functionality independent of the central server. Originally known as just a "client" or "thick client" the name is contrasted to thin client, which...
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