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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Back in the Steve Jobs era when AAPL introduced the Mac, the company helped pioneer what people called a "closed architecture" for its computers, meaning they weren't too compatible with software made by other companies.
The core banking system operates off a closed architecture that was designed before there was any notion of connectivity.
This could make eSafe easier to certify, while avoiding the hassles of a closed architecture. eSafe uses its own database provided by Jeppesen or equivalent provider, its own autopilot servos and weighs under 50 pounds.
Moving from the visual to the literary, chapter two situates Franz Kafka's reading of Fyodor Dostoyevsky's The Brothers Karamzovin The Trial (Der Process) as a digital parable with key operating principles which generate "doublebinds, at the semantic level, out of double-entendre," turning "architectural scenery and internalized disputation into generators in a permutational aesthetics," and heightening' legal persecution and incarceration by means of closed architecture and spurious argumentation." (89) To Sussman, "each of these telling and transformative moments in Kafka's literary inscription marshals allegory in the service of digital organization and processing.
Apple had been a pioneer in the personal computer market of the 1980s, but had insisted on a closed architecture. Bill Gates, on the other hand, cared not for end-to-end integration.
Discussion topics will include SEC and DOL requirements, "to" versus "through" glide paths, open versus closed architecture, mutual fund versus collective trust, longevity risk, fees, and more.
Closed Architecture. Closed architecture fully encloses the rack, or a group of racks.
"Everybody had their closed architecture and their own proprietary technology.
The "closed architecture" approach favored in the U.S.
"This 'closed architecture' for practical purposes allows Intel, by exercising its intellectual property rights to wield absolute power over who will and who will not be allowed in that part of the high-end computer industry," ruled Judge Edwin Nelson.
They limit IT managers' vendor options because of their proprietary closed architecture.