open architecture

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open architecture

Open system architecture Informatics An information system design that uses a network manager–a centralized electronic 'clearinghouse' to retrieve data and send it back to the requester. See Computer, Hospital information system, LAN.
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Closed architecture cooling offers limited flexibility of rack combinations and often no back-up emergency cooling.
Everyone wants to differentiate themselves with closed architecture and they want the whole enchilada.
Several systems on the market have had a closed architecture," says Reaction Systems' Travioli, a proponent of so-called open architecture.
Sourcefire has plugged a hole in IPS-laden technologies, which often create an exorbitant number of security events and feature a closed architecture that forces users to accept default rules," said Charles Kolodgy, research vice president, IDC.
Many banks are constrained by closed architecture which is slow, inflexible and costly to operate.
Past supply chain solutions were limiting due to their expense, closed architecture, lack of mobility, and inability to share information with trading partners.
The Computer Systems & Software category includes patents relating to technologies such as open and closed architecture computer systems, computer programming, and microcomputer architecture and devices.
This closed architecture has shielded these networks from many of the threats and attacks endured by their "open" fixed-line counterparts.
If there is anything we have learned since our initial system installation eight years ago, it's that a closed architecture that limits carrier choice is a non-starter," said Ronald Durando, chief executive of mPhase Technologies, a pioneer in the delivery of television content over telephone networks.
This is because the RISC-V intellectual property (IP) core is not encrypted and therefore can be used to ensure trust and certifications not possible with closed architectures.
The certification will be instrumental in migrating core business applications from mission critical servers of closed architectures such as RISC (reduced instruction set computing) and EPIC (explicitly parallel instruction computing) to KunLun mission critical servers of the open architecture x86, thereby providing more platform choices for customers, eliminating vendor binding risks, unifying architectures for data center services from marginal to core services, and reducing Operations and Maintenance (O&M) costs.
The satellite operator is looking to provide more flexibility by providing open architecture solutions, but also continue selling closed architectures, so customers could buy megabits.