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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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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.