Thin Client Technology in the Academic Environment

Martinez Mateo, Jesus and Perez Dominguez, Iván and Muñoz Hernandez, Susana and Lancho Lancho, Daniel (2008). Thin Client Technology in the Academic Environment. In: "IV Congreso Universidad y Cooperación al Desarrollo", 12-14 Noviembre 2008, Barcelona, Spain.

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Title: Thin Client Technology in the Academic Environment
Author/s:
  • Martinez Mateo, Jesus
  • Perez Dominguez, Iván
  • Muñoz Hernandez, Susana
  • Lancho Lancho, Daniel
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: IV Congreso Universidad y Cooperación al Desarrollo
Event Dates: 12-14 Noviembre 2008
Event Location: Barcelona, Spain
Title of Book: IV Congreso Universidad y Cooperación al Desarrollo
Date: 12 November 2008
Subjects:
Faculty: Facultad de Informática (UPM)
Department: Matemática Aplicada
Creative Commons Licenses: None

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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.

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Item ID: 32931
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/32931/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:32931
Deposited by: Jesus Martinez Mateo
Deposited on: 01 Dec 2014 07:55
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2014 07:55
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