fat server

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A server which runs an application where most of the program code resides on it rather than on the client computers. A good example of this type of server is a Web server, where the code for responding to requests from a browser resides on the server. Fat servers are normally associated with thin clients. Fat servers and thin clients have the advantage that software updates to the service are easy to carry out: all that needs to be changed is the code on the server, not the code on the many clients that might access the server.

Subjects: Computing.

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