fat server


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fat server

A server in a client/server environment that performs most or all of the application processing with little or none performed in the client. The counterpart to a fat server is a thin client. Contrast with fat client. See two-tier client/server.
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Fat server systems, such as groupware systems and Web servers, delegate more responsibility for the application logic to the server, whereas fat client systems, such as most database systems, place more responsibility on the client.