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thin client

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(Computer Science) computing a computer on a network where most functions are carried out on a central server. See thick client
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And while the battle between thin client and fat client processing has literally been going on since computers were first powerful enough to support remote terminals, we've never seen the entire industry embrace the kind of cloud-connected PC that Intel now thinks it can push.
This is different from the traditional fat client (desktop PC), which is a computer designed to take on these roles by itself.
NxTop's hypervisor includes a virtual video card that let's virtual machines access all of the hardware, including the video card, natively, so that the VM performs about as fast as a fat client.
Fat client: In a fat client set-up, PoS is heavier in store--PC, disks, etc, with application in store.
In fact, XTT is not an IDE unto itself; rather it extends the capabilities of the leading Java IDEs (NetBeans, Eclipse, Sun Java Studio, and JBuilder); a patented communication 'tunnel' to and from the Java Client that uses XML over HTTP/HTTPS thereby avoiding the fat client problems of RMI development; a set of visual forms that are compiled Java classes averaging approximately 10kb in size (prior to jar packaging); a development infrastructure that automates the "plumbing" responsible for data marshalling, selects, updates, inserts, deletes, as well as remote method calls (RMI) and web services - with XTT there is no custom coding required
IBM appears to be responding to Microsoft Corp's re-invention of fat client computing, called today "rich client".
I'm looking for a secure thin client platform to easily deliver high performing, feature-rich applications at a much lower total cost than fat client Windows applications.
The suburban Chicago company has a fat client list that includes the Union Pacific Railway, Burlington Northern-Santa Fe, CSX and Inland Steel, and some of that business may shift to Sudbury.