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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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Using distributed cooling in a closed architecture, the electronic and cooling equipment are located together in a sealed environment.
Everyone wants to differentiate themselves with closed architecture and they want the whole enchilada.
"Symptomatic of the need to upgrade the control system, we experienced computer memory capacity limitations, limited information access, and the difficulty of programming changes to proprietary software with a first-generation software language, to name a few." Furthermore, it is all based on a closed architecture system which prevents future growth.
The crucial distinction between open and closed architecture is virtually ignored.
Among investment managers, the disparities in opinions about glide path creation, fund construction, active versus passive management, fees and open versus closed architecture in target-date funds are great.
If closed architecture systems always have required backplane redesigns in spite of a tightly controlled system evolution, a scalable open architecture to which third parties provide solutions would have no chance to maintain its backplanes unchanged for any reasonable time period.
"Several systems on the market have had a closed architecture," says Reaction Systems' Travioli, a proponent of so-called open architecture.
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. Microsemi's new Mi-V ecosystem brings together a number of industry leaders involved in the development of RISC-V to leverage their capabilities and streamline RISC-V designs for customers.
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.
Interoperability of ATS functions is needed within the Services and across the Services." Unfortunately, the DoD continued, "The closed architectures of most legacy DoD Automatic Test Systems prohibit interoperability." (1)