network computer

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net′work comput`er

a relatively inexpensive computer with minimal processing power, designed primarily to provide access to computer networks, as corporate intranets or the Internet. Abbr.: NC
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INTEGRITY Thin Client can be software-upgraded to INTEGRITY Diskless Workstation or hardware- and software-upgraded to INTEGRITY Workstation.
The diskless workstation uses state-of-the-art gigabit networking to eliminate the unreliability of mounting a disk-based PC on the device, thereby making it easy and reliable to move from OR to OR between cases without risk of corrupting the server with multiple reboots as is common with other solutions.
But the only real solution to this problem is the diskless workstation.
Sun offers an entry-level diskless workstation, the Sparcstation ELC, for $5000.
And there's already speculation that IBM will add a diskless workstation costing under 10,000 to its RS/6000 line next year.
* 3270 terminals (display devices used to communicate with mainframes) to diskless workstations with terminal services--a thin client display window used to view data stored on servers.
Mac clients can be run as diskless workstations. Using AppleShare file services over TCP/IP or AppleTalk, the servers can support up to 1,000 users.
Diskless workstations could only be audited for their hardware and were not included.