Concurrent Server

Meaning – A concurrent server is a server that can handle multiple connections at the same time. Such a server can handle new connection requests while parallel processing ongoing transactions or processes, without a hassle. This ends up speeding up the overall process, and allows for faster parallel computing.

There are many ways to implement a concurrent server, but the most common and popular way is a unix fork() function. When this technique is used, the server receives and accepts the client’s connection, it forks a copy of itself and lets the child handle the client.

TCP?IP provides a concurrent server program called the IMS Listener.

Example of usage“The organisation tasked a group of programmers to set up a concurrent server in order to handle several processes at once.”