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Power on method of a number of thin-clients from server

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000192692D
Original Publication Date: 2010-Jan-29
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2010-Jan-29

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a method that the server switches on thin clients by remote control. Thin clients such as kiosk are used for several purposes and places. For example, advertizement at stations or at shopping malls. Within a type of thin clients, there is the terminal that has no storages such as HDD or CD-ROM. In this case, the server provides the capability of storages for the many thin clients via a network. The thin client terminals are often widely distributed across an area, and the terminals need to be turned on remotely (for example, by Wake-On-LAN signal on Ethernet from the central server to the terminal.) If the server manages the multiple terminals, the power-on sequence needs to be designed to avoid the overload condition of the server by serializing the requests, otherwise the server may run out of memory resource due to the concurrent requests. This investigation provides the method that makes the load of server flatness by controlling a timing when the server switches on each client with monitoring the transmission rate at the entrance of the server.