I have wrote a simple program in c++ that will constantly read a record from a database. Once there is a change in a field the program will open a executable file. An instance of this program or a copy of this program has to run in at least 80 computers. Initially I thought, if I could make all the 80 computers to share some memory in the server where I can store the database then all the instance of the program will have access to the database. But, I was told that 80 computers cannot share the same memory, the server cannot handle so many connections.
All I want is to read a record from a table in the sever database. That too not very often.
I don't know if there are other ways c++ can provide me to get a record from the server database.
I am a novice in network stuff. Please help me.
If it matters,
160 GB HDD
Windows 2000 Server
1 GB RAM
Pentium 4 (3 GHz speed)
LAN Connection speed 100 MBPS
Clients run in XP SP2 or Win2000 SP4. Mostly (Win2000 SP4)
I am using Visual Studio 2005