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fat client

A computer within a network that has its own disc drive and relies little on the central server.
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These requests will be handled by a group of computers that consists of a broker computer and several other computers, or thick clients, each of which can access different cloud providers.
The thick client workstations are somewhat akin to the familiar gaming platforms (eg, Xbox [Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, Washington] and PlayStation [Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc, Foster City, California]).
Because of these challenges, universities around the world are implementing alternatives to the thick client PC, with virtualized solutions chief among them.
It is important to understand what level of functionality is possible at the web client level, the thick client level, (a thick client is one in which a piece of software needs to be installed on each user's PC), and at the server level.
This application is entirely browser based allowing customers the functionality of a thick client application (PDE) with the flexibility of a Web-based system (EDC).
It also has the capability to run GUI-based thick client applications as well as text-only applications.
Thick client architecture for mobile applications: how are IT managers balancing the trade-offs given unreliable mobile bandwidth availability?
According to Peter Richardson, principal analyst for mobile communications at Dataquest, "Microsoft is coming at it from a thick client background." The contrast between the Microsoft approach and that of London-based Symbian Plc shows how Microsoft may have misread the market with a features-heavy operating system derived from its desktop experience.
Whether its an application that renders in a browser, from a server, on a mobile device, on the desktop or via a thick client, using HOOPS platforms ensure high-quality 3D products that will deliver a rich user experience with functionality designed for high-performance web and native environments.
This can be utilized to write their thick client to visualize app usage.