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Upgrading and Repairing Servers by Barrie Sosinsky, Mark Edward Soper, Scott Mueller

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Chapter 1 The History of Servers

Computer History: Pre- and Postserver

The history of servers is, naturally, a subset of the history of PCs in that the crucial events and dates that lead to the birth of electronic computing are all very similar. Consequently, the following time line is adapted from the 16th edition of the original book in this series, Upgrading and Repairing PCs. For time line data prior to 1960, please consult that work (we had to draw the line somewhere); only the server-specific dates and information here differ from that material.

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The Rise of Client/Server Computing

Until client computers had real processing power and ...

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