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fat client

A computer within a network that has its own disc drive and relies little on the central server.
See: thin client
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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.
The fat server model is often used to ensure greater compatibility between clients and servers: the more work the server does, the less dependent it is on the client.
With nHome, the company's Microsoft NT-based, fat server Internet banking solution, community banks can quickly and affordably begin offering their customers all of the conveniences of round-the-clock access to accounts and full transactional capabilities using any secure Internet access device such as personal computers and televisions.
Sun's storage strategy is a key component in our `the network is the computer' vision, playing a critical role in the thin client, fat server and intelligent storage dynamic," stated Ed Zander, president of Sun Microsystems Computer Company.