An architecture for distributing computing across the network, using high performance servers and desktop clients. Lotus Notes and relational database management systems use the architecture to separate front-end user processes from back-end database services.
computing technique for processing data between a "client" computer and a file "server." (See Client, and Server).
One of the popular distributed computing with which information is shared by clients and servers machines.
The division of an application into two parts; a front end client and a back end server. It allows multiple front ends running on a PC or Unix workstation (client) to access the same SQL based server database at the same time over the LAN. The aim is to off-load as much processing as possible to the intelligent desktop leaving only the shared information and the software for managing it at the central server. An application that is running in such a fashion with client and server linked by a LAN is termed a bifurcated application.
Term used to describe distributed computing (processing) network systems in which transaction responsibilities are divided into two parts: client (front end) and server (back end). Both terms (client and server) can be applied to software programs or actual computing devices. Also called distributed computing (processing).
A computing system in which two types of computers (client machines and server machines) perform different specialized functions.
Architectural model that functionally divides the execution of a unit of work between activities initiated by an end user or program (client) and those maintaining data (servers). Originally thought to make mainframes obsolete.
A computing environment in which processing capabilities are distributed throughout a network such that a client computer requests processing or some other type of service from a server computer.