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Communications at congresses:
Thin Client Technology in the Academic Environment
Year:2008
Research Areas
  • Programming language
Information
Abstract
From research groups at the universities of developed countries there is a growing interest in providing solutions to problems of developing countries. In this context we have studied typical problems in many (educational) institutions, such as the lack of technicians who repair the computers, the administration of the machines, and also the difficulty to maintain and configure the old hardware available due to the variety of characteristics of the different machines and the amount of hardware breakdowns and software issues (viruses, administration issues) that the local staff has to face up to with their equipments. We propose a thin client approach that takes into account the human, hardware and software characteristics of developing institutions to provide a complete service for a computer network. The network administration is reduced to the administration of one server only. The maintenance of the machines is simplified and old computers can simulate the running of a powerful computer. Our proposal results in a cheap, simple (from the support point of view) and powerful (in terms of achieved functionalities) design.
International
Si
Congress
IV Congreso Universidad y Cooperación al Desarrollo
960
Place
Bellaterra (Barcelona)
Reviewers
No
ISBN/ISSN
978-84-490-2571-6
Start Date
12/11/2008
End Date
14/11/2008
From page
1
To page
15
Actas del IV Congreso Universidad y Cooperación al Desarrollo
Participants
  • Autor: Daniel Lancho
  • Autor: Iván Pérez
  • Autor: Susana Muñoz Hernandez (UPM)
  • Autor: Jesús Martínez Mateo
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: BABEL: Desarrollo de Software Fiable y de Alta Calidad a partir de Tecnología Declarativa
  • Departamento: Lenguajes y Sistemas Informáticos e Ingeniería de Software
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