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MIT16_842F09_sw04 - The Influence of Architecture in...

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The Influence of Architecture in Engineering Systems Student 5 Student 6 Student 7 2 October 2009 16.842/16.980/16.899 Fall 2009 1/15 October 2, 2009
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Contents • Definition of Architecture • Complexity and Emergence • Flexibility and Modularity • Discussion 16.842/16.980/16.899 Fall 2009 2/15 October 2, 2009
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What is architecture? • Abstract description of the entities of a system and the relationship between those entities Creates a hierarchy of functions and physical objects Functional Architecture – Physical Architecture Technical Architecture Operational Architecture 16.842/16.980/16.899 Fall 2009 3/15 October 2, 2009
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Why is architecture important? Understand complex systems Design complex systems Manage complex systems during the operations phase and extension/upgrade phase Allows definition of Standards and Protocols for long-lived systems 16.842/16.980/16.899 Fall 2009 4/15 October 2, 2009
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Properties of Architectures • Robustness • Adaptability • Flexibility • Safety • Scalability 16.842/16.980/16.899 Fall 2009 5/15 October 2, 2009
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