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 for file server
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  file server
      n 1: (computer science) a digital computer that provides
           workstations on a network with controlled access to shared
           resources

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  file server
  
     Hardware and software that together provide file-handling and
     storage functions for multiple users on a local area
     network.  The most common choices for file server software
     are Sun Microsystems' Network File System for Unix and
     Novell Netware for IBM PC compatibles.  There is also a
     version of NFS for PCs called PC-NFS.  Storing files on a
     file server saves having multiple copies stored on individual
     computers, thus economising on disk space and also makes
     administrating and updating the files easier.
  

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