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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In case of Fat Server pattern, computation time is less consumed than the one of balanced MVC architecture, but it consumes larger amount of network communication time.
A skinny microkernel instead of a fat server operating system will sit between Oracle8i and the silicon.
The server portion of a client/server system almost always holds the data, and the client is nearly always responsible for the user interface; the shifting of application logic constitutes the distinction between fat clients and fat servers. 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.