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thin server

(1) A network-based computer specialized for some function such as a print server, ISDN router or network attached storage (NAS). Designed for ease of installation, it has little expandability and no keyboard or monitor. Web server software is typically built in allowing management and control via a Web browser residing on any client platform in the network. See ETI and Web server.

(2) A rack-mounted server. 1U and 2U servers can be stacked on top of each other and take up considerably less space than tower cases. See rack mounted.
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A thin server is a complete "intelligent embedded server" solution.
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According to the company, DakotaROM-SP integrates CD/DVD-ROM and hard disk technologies with a specialized and optimized multi-protocol thin server to create a high-performance, easy-to-use, affordable solution for distributing information and software.
IBM wanted Whistle for its tweaks to the FreeBSD Unix, Apache web server and Sendmail email server to create a thin server appliance as well as the WhistleWare management software the company had developed for FreeBSD to manage racks of its thin servers.
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Extensive optimization has been done for the IBM eServer xSeries system - the most powerful thin server in the industry.