Extending the Power of Server Based Computing

  • H. L. Yu
  • W. M. Zhen
  • M. M. Shen
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3038)


In this paper, we review the evolution of computing, especially the development of thin client computing. Then, our study is focused on one of the most popular thin-client computing mode: server based computing. After an analysis of the problems existing in server based computing, a revised server based computing model is given, which combines the advantages of other thin-client model. As proof of our concept, our ideas are implemented in detail on our embedded platform: THUMP-NC. Some open source software, including rdesktop and VNC, are used in our implementations.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. L. Yu
    • 1
  • W. M. Zhen
    • 1
  • M. M. Shen
    • 1
  1. 1.High-Performance-Computing Group, Computer Science DepartmentTsinghua UniversityBeijingChina

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