Definicja client/server architecture
Cooperative information processing, where tasks are shared between programs on linked up computers.
All types of computers can work together in such a system group. Servers (service providers; backend) provide services over the network, and clients (customers; frontend) can request these services.
In distributed systems with several servers, these servers can also communicate with each other across the network.
In the SAP System the SAP GUI frontends are the clients, and the application servers the servers. For the database these servers then behave as clients.
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