A thin client network is a server based network in which the processing is done by the server rather than by the individual client machine's.

The term thin is derived from the small or ‘thin’ amount of processing done on the client and this is opposed to a ‘fat’ client where most of the processing is carried out on the client machine.

Traditionally the thin client network architecture was typified by a powerful server connected to a series of ‘dumb terminals’ with limited functionality.



Thin client is a low-cost computing device that works in an application server environment . It does not require state-of-the art, powerful processors and large amounts of RAM & ROM.

Have a look at the report attached below on Thin Client Computing.