closed architecture


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closed architecture

[¦klōzd ′ärk·ə‚tek·chər]
(computer science)
A computer architecture whose detailed, technical specifications are available only to those authorized by the manufacturer.

closed architecture

A system whose technical specifications are not made public. Such systems restrict third parties from building products that interface with or add enhancements to them. Contrast with open architecture.
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The crucial distinction between open and closed architecture is virtually ignored.
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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.