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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Closed architecture cooling offers limited flexibility of rack combinations and often no back-up emergency cooling.
Purchasing traditional commercial proprietary software to implement new service platforms typically means high initial costs and greater on-going support costs, less flexibility, and operating within a closed architecture," says Robert Rosenberg, Insight Research Corp.
In addition, Promise subsystems can be configured more affordably than closed architecture designs that limit user choice.
The choice of SGI's open architecture server and storage means that the Cable Operator is not locked into a custom-built piece of hardware nor is he forced into a closed architecture down-the-road," explained Gray.
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.
Such factors include, but are not limited to, the decline of economic conditions in general and conditions in the automotive manufacturing industry in particular, a reduction in demand for the Company's products and services, the inability of the Company to successfully implement its strategy to lead the industrial automation market migration from closed architecture PLCs to open architecture PC-based solutions, changes in Company strategy and other risks and uncertainties described in the Company's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
This closed architecture has shielded these networks from many of the threats and attacks endured by their "open" fixed-line counterparts.
Teradyne recognized a test industry need to eliminate the unnecessary costs generated by proprietary or closed architecture test platforms.
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.
Until now, organizations demanding secure information services have been forced to choose closed architecture products limiting them to a single application and a single security services protocol.
Ford to avoid the proprietary nature of a closed architecture and