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IT Inventory and Resource Management with OCS Inventory NG 1.02 by Barzan Tony Antal

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Centralization: Introducing the client-server model

Ever since distributed applications appeared, the client-server model has become popular. In the simplest terms, the server is a computer (usually, a high performing one) running the service that centralizes some kind of information. It's also able to receive connections from clients, process their requests, and give them the results whenever necessary.

Clients establish a connection with the server in order to request or upload some content. This communication model describes one of the most basic relationship and architecture. Typically, servers can simultaneously accept and process requests. This is done with multithreading programming. Other times, the queries are so fast that sequential ...

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