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Large server - small bandwidth applications.

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Tim
Hi Group,

Apologies if this is a bit OT (if so, please advise where it should be
posted).

I was wondering if anyone had any ideas as to what applications could
work in a system where the server has a large storage and fast
processing speed, but the client is connected via a small bandwidth?
Assuming many clients could be connected simultaneously.

i.e. an image server would be out of the question, but an application
which retrieved some (small but useful) data from a vast database
using a query would be ideal. I just don't know of many examples; I
guess something like a song lyric server, or 'white paper' server.

Server performance I'm thinking of is 600GB HDD, 2GB ram and 3GHz
processor, roughly, and a bandwidth of 40 kilobytes/second with up to
10 people sharing.

Client would be a web browser running some html/script (hence posting
here).

A bit of a strange question!

Kind regards all!

Tim
Jul 23 '05 #1
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"Tim" <ts****@micromill.com> wrote in message
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I was wondering if anyone had any ideas as to what applications could
work in a system where the server has a large storage and fast
processing speed, but the client is connected via a small bandwidth?
Assuming many clients could be connected simultaneously.


An Automatic Teller Machine network.
Jul 23 '05 #2

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"Jarmo" <ja***@jarmo.com> wrote in message
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"Tim" <ts****@micromill.com> wrote in message
news:57**************************@posting.google.c om...

I was wondering if anyone had any ideas as to what applications could
work in a system where the server has a large storage and fast
processing speed, but the client is connected via a small bandwidth?
Assuming many clients could be connected simultaneously.


An Automatic Teller Machine network.


Or even 'Automated' ...
Jul 23 '05 #3

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A huge image archive where people only want to download infrequently,
possibly for educational/research purposes. For example a historic map
archive. There may be many simultaneous downloads, but where each
person only wants to download one picture, they may not be too
bothered by a long download time. For example something like a
'webshots' server would be out of the question because many people are
regularly downloading many images and they expect it to be fast.

"Jarmo" <ja***@jarmo.com> wrote in message news:<42***********************@reading.news.pipex .net>...
"Jarmo" <ja***@jarmo.com> wrote in message
news:42***********************@reading.news.pipex. net...
"Tim" <ts****@micromill.com> wrote in message
news:57**************************@posting.google.c om...

I was wondering if anyone had any ideas as to what applications could
work in a system where the server has a large storage and fast
processing speed, but the client is connected via a small bandwidth?
Assuming many clients could be connected simultaneously.


An Automatic Teller Machine network.


Or even 'Automated' ...

Jul 23 '05 #4

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