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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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Alta's ENET product family implements a FPGA thin server (no processor or IP stack) for secure, real-time Ethernet UDP connectivity for 1553 and ARINC interfaces.
Jake Haddock, Alta CTO, adds Most other products on the market are processor based with unsecure operating system IP stacks that greatly slow down Ethernet communications, but ENET's thin server UDP interface provides secure, real- time Ethernet/1553/ARINC bridging/conversion.
* A Web server (or "thin server" data service) to make the desired displays and/or Web pages available to the remote browser.
Sun Microsystems Inc says it has nearly doubled the performance of its rack-optimised Netra X1 thin server, without increasing the server's price.
Because application software runs on the thin server, more expensive general-purpose servers are removed from the system.
Sun's Netra X1 thin server will be available starting March 6, 2001 through Sun and Sun's existing worldwide sales channels.
As time goes on, major manufacturers are embedding Universal Thin Server technology directly into their devices to allow them to connect directly to the network by simply plugging in.
Cybernet Systems Corporation has made Linux server software available to retailers and resellers through agreements with several of the industry's largest distributors for the company's NetMAX thin server series.
These disc images, as well as media contained in the direct-access drives, are shared by the Netserve's integrated thin server over a 10/100 Ethernet network.
They are Internet-enabled CD/DVD-ROM thin server kits designed for use in Citrix environments.
The AppSolute Kits are the first Internet-enabled CD/DVD-ROM thin server kits specifically designed for use in Citrix environments.
In addition to the S80, B50 Pizzazz thin server, Power3 Nighthawk SP node and T70 server hardware, IBM also introduced a new low-end storage subsystem code-named Oyster targeted for by ISPs and ASPs in conjunction with RS/6000s.