Global Positioning System (GPS)
Computer Aided Manufacture (CAD)
- A desktop/laptop computer that is used on its own without requiring a connection to a Network (LAN, WAN).
Example of Operating System: - Windows 7 - UNIX - LINUX - Mac OS X
- A large, expensive, powerful computer that can handle hudreds/thousands of connected users simultaneously.
-lots of processes, memory & channels.
- CLIENT is the REQUESTING MACHINE and the SERVER is the SUPPLYING MACHINE both of which are CONNECTED via a LAN or WAN.
-client can be easily added/replaced
-expensive to implement and maintain
-requires experienced network personnel to maintain the server
- A single computer PROGRAM runs in MORE THAN ONE computer AT THE SAME TIME.
-speed, reliability, incremental growth
-networking, security, software