It is not necessary for the clients and the servers to be running on the same computer system. Indeed, the use of client/server systems is especially effective where many users on a network require a range of different services, which can be best supplied by the use of a specialized hardware configuration provided at a small number of locations on the network.
Many of the ideas underlying client/server computing were first given a firm definition in the X Windows system. See also interprocess communication, remote procedure call.
"client/server." A Dictionary of Computing. . Encyclopedia.com. (August 11, 2018). http://www.encyclopedia.com/computing/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/clientserver
"client/server." A Dictionary of Computing. . Retrieved August 11, 2018 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/computing/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/clientserver
Encyclopedia.com gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).
Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.
Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.com cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use Encyclopedia.com citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:
Modern Language Association
The Chicago Manual of Style
American Psychological Association
- Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most Encyclopedia.com content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
- In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.