Architecture and Principles of Systems Engineering

Architecture and Principles of Systems Engineering

The rapid evolution of technical capabilities in the systems engineering (SE) community requires constant clarification of how to answer the following questions: What is Systems Architecture?

Author: Charles Dickerson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420072544

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 496

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The rapid evolution of technical capabilities in the systems engineering (SE) community requires constant clarification of how to answer the following questions: What is Systems Architecture? How does it relate to Systems Engineering? What is the role of a Systems Architect? How should Systems Architecture be practiced? A perpetual reassessment of concepts and practices is taking place across various systems disciplines at every level in the SE community. Architecture and Principles of Systems Engineering addresses these integral issues and prepares you for changes that will be occurring for years to come. With their simplified discussion of SE, the authors avoid an overly broad analysis of concepts and terminology. Applying their substantial experience in the academic, government, and commercial R&D sectors, this book is organized into detailed sections on: Foundations of Architecture and Systems Engineering Modeling Languages, Frameworks, and Graphical Tools Using Architecture Models in Systems Analysis and Design Aerospace and Defense Systems Engineering Describing ways to improve methods of reasoning and thinking about architecture and systems, the text integrates concepts, standards, and terminologies that embody emerging model-based approaches but remain rooted in the long-standing practices of engineering, science, and mathematics. With an emphasis on maintaining conceptual integrity in system design, this text describes succinct practical approaches that can be applied to the vast array of issues that readers must resolve on a regular basis. An exploration of the important questions above, this book presents the authors’ invaluable experience and insights regarding the path to the future, based on what they have seen work through the power of model-based approaches to architecture and systems engineering.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Radio Frequency System Architecture and Design

Radio Frequency System Architecture and Design

As our communication equipment becomes more sophisticated, so do the radios and other hardware required to enable that technology. Common radio architectures are required to make this technology work seamlessly.

Author: John W. M. Rogers

Publisher: Artech House

ISBN: 9781608075379

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 318

View: 970

Communication devices such as smart phones, GPS systems, and Bluetooth, are now part of our daily lives more than ever before. As our communication equipment becomes more sophisticated, so do the radios and other hardware required to enable that technology. Common radio architectures are required to make this technology work seamlessly. This resource describes practical aspects of radio frequency communications systems design, bridging the gap between system-level design considerations and circuit-level design specifications. Industry experts not only provide detailed calculations and theory to determine block level specifications, but also discuss basic theory and operational concepts. This resource also includes extensive, up-to-date application examples.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Information Systems Architecture and Technology Proceedings of 38th International Conference on Information Systems Architecture and Technology ISAT 2017

Information Systems Architecture and Technology  Proceedings of 38th International Conference on Information Systems Architecture and Technology     ISAT 2017

This three-volume set of books presents advances in the development of concepts and techniques in the area of new technologies and contemporary information system architectures.

Author: Leszek Borzemski

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319672205

Category: Computers

Page: 358

View: 582

This three-volume set of books presents advances in the development of concepts and techniques in the area of new technologies and contemporary information system architectures. It guides readers through solving specific research and analytical problems to obtain useful knowledge and business value from the data. Each chapter provides an analysis of a specific technical problem, followed by the numerical analysis, simulation and implementation of the solution to the problem. The books constitute the refereed proceedings of the 2017 38th International Conference “Information Systems Architecture and Technology,” or ISAT 2017, held on September 17–19, 2017 in Szklarska Poręba, Poland. The conference was organized by the Computer Science and Management Systems Departments, Faculty of Computer Science and Management, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland. The papers have been organized into topical parts: Part I— includes discourses on topics including, but not limited to, Artificial Intelligence Methods, Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, Big Data, Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, Knowledge Based Management, Internet of Things, Cloud Computing and High Performance Computing, Distributed Computer Systems, Content Delivery Networks, and Service Oriented Computing. Part II—addresses topics including, but not limited to, System Modelling for Control, Recognition and Decision Support, Mathematical Modelling in Computer System Design, Service Oriented Systems and Cloud Computing and Complex Process Modeling. Part III—deals with topics including, but not limited to, Modeling of Manufacturing Processes, Modeling an Investment Decision Process, Management of Innovation, Management of Organization.
Categories: Computers

Embedded Systems Architecture

Embedded Systems Architecture

This book uses a holistic, architectural systems engineering approach to
embedded systems in demystifying embedded systems and the different types of
components that can make up their internal designs. This is because one of the
most ...

Author: Tammy Noergaard

Publisher: Newnes

ISBN: 9780123821973

Category: Computers

Page: 672

View: 996

Embedded Systems Architecture is a practical and technical guide to understanding the components that make up an embedded system’s architecture. This book is perfect for those starting out as technical professionals such as engineers, programmers and designers of embedded systems; and also for students of computer science, computer engineering and electrical engineering. It gives a much-needed ‘big picture’ for recently graduated engineers grappling with understanding the design of real-world systems for the first time, and provides professionals with a systems-level picture of the key elements that can go into an embedded design, providing a firm foundation on which to build their skills. Real-world approach to the fundamentals, as well as the design and architecture process, makes this book a popular reference for the daunted or the inexperienced: if in doubt, the answer is in here! Fully updated with new coverage of FPGAs, testing, middleware and the latest programming techniques in C, plus complete source code and sample code, reference designs and tools online make this the complete package Visit the companion web site at http://booksite.elsevier.com/9780123821966/ for source code, design examples, data sheets and more A true introductory book, provides a comprehensive get up and running reference for those new to the field, and updating skills: assumes no prior knowledge beyond undergrad level electrical engineering Addresses the needs of practicing engineers, enabling it to get to the point more directly, and cover more ground. Covers hardware, software and middleware in a single volume Includes a library of design examples and design tools, plus a complete set of source code and embedded systems design tutorial materials from companion website
Categories: Computers

Computer Systems Architecture

Computer Systems Architecture

Accessible to software engineers and developers as well as students in IT disciplines, this book enhances readers’ understanding of the hardware infrastructure used in software engineering projects.

Author: Aharon Yadin

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781482231069

Category: Computers

Page: 467

View: 981

Computer Systems Architecture provides IT professionals and students with the necessary understanding of computer hardware. It addresses the ongoing issues related to computer hardware and discusses the solutions supplied by the industry. The book describes trends in computing solutions that led to the current available infrastructures, tracing the initial need for computers to recent concepts such as the Internet of Things. It covers computers’ data representation, explains how computer architecture and its underlying meaning changed over the years, and examines the implementations and performance enhancements of the central processing unit (CPU). It then discusses the organization, hierarchy, and performance considerations of computer memory as applied by the operating system and illustrates how cache memory significantly improves performance. The author proceeds to explore the bus system, algorithms for ensuring data integrity, input and output (I/O) components, methods for performing I/O, various aspects relevant to software engineering, and nonvolatile storage devices, such as hard drives and technologies for enhancing performance and reliability. He also describes virtualization and cloud computing and the emergence of software-based systems’ architectures. Accessible to software engineers and developers as well as students in IT disciplines, this book enhances readers’ understanding of the hardware infrastructure used in software engineering projects. It enables readers to better optimize system usage by focusing on the principles used in hardware systems design and the methods for enhancing performance.
Categories: Computers

Information Systems Architecture and Technology Proceedings of 39th International Conference on Information Systems Architecture and Technology ISAT 2018

Information Systems Architecture and Technology  Proceedings of 39th International Conference on Information Systems Architecture and Technology     ISAT 2018

This three-volume set of books highlights major advances in the development of concepts and techniques in the area of new technologies and architectures of contemporary information systems.

Author: Leszek Borzemski

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319999814

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 378

View: 349

This three-volume set of books highlights major advances in the development of concepts and techniques in the area of new technologies and architectures of contemporary information systems. Further, it helps readers solve specific research and analytical problems and glean useful knowledge and business value from the data. Each chapter provides an analysis of a specific technical problem, followed by a numerical analysis, simulation and implementation of the solution to the real-life problem. Managing an organisation, especially in today’s rapidly changing circumstances, is a very complex process. Increased competition in the marketplace, especially as a result of the massive and successful entry of foreign businesses into domestic markets, changes in consumer behaviour, and broader access to new technologies and information, calls for organisational restructuring and the introduction and modification of management methods using the latest advances in science. This situation has prompted many decision-making bodies to introduce computer modelling of organisation management systems. The three books present the peer-reviewed proceedings of the 39th International Conference “Information Systems Architecture and Technology” (ISAT), held on September 16–18, 2018 in Nysa, Poland. The conference was organised by the Computer Science and Management Systems Departments, Faculty of Computer Science and Management, Wroclaw University of Technology and Sciences and University of Applied Sciences in Nysa, Poland. The papers have been grouped into three major parts: Part I—discusses topics including but not limited to Artificial Intelligence Methods, Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, Big Data, Knowledge Based Management, Internet of Things, Cloud Computing and High Performance Computing, Distributed Computer Systems, Content Delivery Networks, and Service Oriented Computing. Part II—addresses topics including but not limited to System Modelling for Control, Recognition and Decision Support, Mathematical Modelling in Computer System Design, Service Oriented Systems and Cloud Computing, and Complex Process Modelling. Part III—focuses on topics including but not limited to Knowledge Based Management, Modelling of Financial and Investment Decisions, Modelling of Managerial Decisions, Production Systems Management and Maintenance, Risk Management, Small Business Management, and Theories and Models of Innovation.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Software Systems Architecture

Software Systems Architecture

This guide for software architects builds upon legacies of best practice, explaining key areas and how to make architectural designs successful.

Author: Nick Rozanski

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

ISBN: 9780321718334

Category: Computers

Page: 678

View: 902

Software Systems Architecture, Second Edition is a highly regarded, practitioner-oriented guide to designing and implementing effective architectures for information systems. It is both a readily accessible introduction to software architecture and an invaluable handbook of well-established best practices. With this book you will learn how to Design and communicate an architecture that reflects and balances the different needs of its stakeholders Focus on architecturally significant aspects of design, including frequently overlooked areas such as performance, resilience, and location Use scenarios and patterns to drive the creation and validation of your architecture Document your architecture as a set of related views Reflecting new standards and developments in the field, this new edition extends and updates much of the content, and Adds a “system context viewpoint” that documents the system's interactions with its environment Expands the discussion of architectural principles, showing how they can be used to provide traceability and rationale for architectural decisions Explains how agile development and architecture can work together Positions requirements and architecture activities in the project context Presents a new lightweight method for architectural validation Whether you are an aspiring or practicing software architect, you will find yourself referring repeatedly to the practical advice in this book throughout the lifecycle of your projects. A supporting Web site containing further information can be found at www.viewpoints-and-perspectives.info.
Categories: Computers

Information Systems Architecture and Technology Proceedings of 40th Anniversary International Conference on Information Systems Architecture and Technology ISAT 2019

Information Systems Architecture and Technology  Proceedings of 40th Anniversary International Conference on Information Systems Architecture and Technology     ISAT 2019

This three-volume book highlights significant advances in the development of new information systems technologies and architectures.

Author: Zofia Wilimowska

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3030304426

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 312

View: 937

This three-volume book highlights significant advances in the development of new information systems technologies and architectures. Further, it helps readers solve specific research and analytical problems and glean useful knowledge and business value from data. Each chapter provides an analysis of a specific technical problem, followed by a numerical analysis, simulation, and implementation of the solution to the real-world problem. Managing an organization, especially in today’s rapidly changing environment, is a highly complex process. Increased competition in the marketplace, especially as a result of the massive and successful entry of foreign businesses into domestic markets, changes in consumer behaviour, and broader access to new technologies and information, calls for organisational restructuring and the introduction and modification of management methods using the latest scientific advances. This situation has prompted various decision-making bodies to introduce computer modelling of organization management systems. This book presents the peer-reviewed proceedings of the 40th Anniversary International Conference “Information Systems Architecture and Technology” (ISAT), held on September 15–17, 2019, in Wrocław, Poland. The conference was organised by the Computer Science Department, Faculty of Computer Science and Management, Wroclaw University of Sciences and Technology, and University of Applied Sciences in Nysa, Poland. The papers have been grouped into three major sections: Part I—discusses topics including, but not limited to, artificial intelligence methods, knowledge discovery and data mining, big data, knowledge-based management, Internet of Things, cloud computing and high-performance computing, distributed computer systems, content delivery networks, and service-oriented computing. Part II—addresses various topics, such as system modelling for control, recognition and decision support, mathematical modelling in computer system design, service-oriented systems, and cloud computing, and complex process modelling. Part III—focuses on a number of themes, like knowledge-based management, modelling of financial and investment decisions, modelling of managerial decisions, production systems management, and maintenance, risk management, small business management, and theories and models of innovation.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Global SAP Systems Design and Architecture

Global SAP Systems   Design and Architecture

This book is your comprehensive guide toward making the best possible decisions.

Author: Alexander Davidenkoff

Publisher: SAP PRESS

ISBN: 159229183X

Category:

Page: 317

View: 767

When designing your global SAP systems, you must consider the key question of whether you should implement one global system or several distributed local systems. This book helps you to make a sound decision and successfully implement the most appropriate system architecture. In this book, you'll learn about the business process challenges faced by a global enterprise, and you'll explore the technical requirements for carrying out global implementation projects. All relevant subject areas are covered, including the many different requirements global systems must meet, factors influencing the architecture, and available architecture options. In addition, you'll find valuable information and best practices on how to optimally map system topologies through IT. Extensive customer examples and an invaluable decision matrix serve to round off this comprehensive guide.
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Multidisciplinary Systems Engineering

Multidisciplinary Systems Engineering

This book presents Systems Engineering from a modern, multidisciplinary engineering approach, providing the understanding that all aspects of systems design, systems, software, test, security, maintenance and the full life-cycle must be ...

Author: James A. Crowder

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319223988

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 297

View: 242

This book presents Systems Engineering from a modern, multidisciplinary engineering approach, providing the understanding that all aspects of systems design, systems, software, test, security, maintenance and the full life-cycle must be factored in to any large-scale system design; up front, not factored in later. It lays out a step-by-step approach to systems-of-systems architectural design, describing in detail the documentation flow throughout the systems engineering design process. It provides a straightforward look and the entire systems engineering process, providing realistic case studies, examples, and design problems that will enable students to gain a firm grasp on the fundamentals of modern systems engineering. Included is a comprehensive design problem that weaves throughout the entire text book, concluding with a complete top-level systems architecture for a real-world design problem.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Embedded Systems Architecture

Embedded Systems Architecture

You’ll also find this book useful if you’re a less experienced embedded programmer willing to expand your knowledge.

Author: Daniele Lacamera

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781788830287

Category: Computers

Page: 324

View: 121

Learn to design and develop safe and reliable embedded systems Key Features Identify and overcome challenges in embedded environments Understand the steps required to increase the security of IoT solutions Build safety-critical and memory-safe parallel and distributed embedded systems Book Description Embedded systems are self-contained devices with a dedicated purpose. We come across a variety of fields of applications for embedded systems in industries such as automotive, telecommunications, healthcare and consumer electronics, just to name a few. Embedded Systems Architecture begins with a bird's eye view of embedded development and how it differs from the other systems that you may be familiar with. You will first be guided to set up an optimal development environment, then move on to software tools and methodologies to improve the work flow. You will explore the boot-up mechanisms and the memory management strategies typical of a real-time embedded system. Through the analysis of the programming interface of the reference microcontroller, you'll look at the implementation of the features and the device drivers. Next, you'll learn about the techniques used to reduce power consumption. Then you will be introduced to the technologies, protocols and security aspects related to integrating the system into IoT solutions. By the end of the book, you will have explored various aspects of embedded architecture, including task synchronization in a multi-threading environment, and the safety models adopted by modern real-time operating systems. What you will learn Participate in the design and definition phase of an embedded product Get to grips with writing code for ARM Cortex-M microcontrollers Build an embedded development lab and optimize the workflow Write memory-safe code Understand the architecture behind the communication interfaces Understand the design and development patterns for connected and distributed devices in the IoT Master multitask parallel execution patterns and real-time operating systems Who this book is for If you’re a software developer or designer wanting to learn about embedded programming, this is the book for you. You’ll also find this book useful if you’re a less experienced embedded programmer willing to expand your knowledge.
Categories: Computers

Design of Enterprise Systems

Design of Enterprise Systems

Thus, the book details the enterprise engineering process from initial conceptualization of an enterprise to its final design.

Author: Ronald E. Giachetti

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781439818244

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 447

View: 378

In practice, many different people with backgrounds in many different disciplines contribute to the design of an enterprise. Anyone who makes decisions to change the current enterprise to achieve some preferred structure is considered a designer. What is problematic is how to use the knowledge of separate aspects of the enterprise to achieve a globally optimized enterprise. The synthesis of knowledge from many disciplines to design an enterprise defines the field of enterprise engineering. Because enterprise systems are exceedingly complex, encompassing many independent domains of study, students must first be taught how to think about enterprise systems. Specifically written for advanced and intermediate courses and modules, Design of Enterprise Systems: Theory, Architecture, and Methods takes a system-theoretical perspective of the enterprise. It describes a systematic approach, called the enterprise design method, to design the enterprise. The design method demonstrates the principles, models, methods, and tools needed to design enterprise systems. The author uses the enterprise system design methodology to organize the chapters to mimic the completion of an actual project. Thus, the book details the enterprise engineering process from initial conceptualization of an enterprise to its final design. Pedagogical tools available include: For instructors: PowerPoint® slides for each chapter Project case studies that can be assigned as long-term projects to accompany the text Quiz questions for each chapter Business Process Analyzer software available for download For students: Templates, checklists, forms, and models to support enterprise engineering activities The book fills a need for greater design content in engineering curricula by describing how to design enterprise systems. Inclusion of design is also critical for business students, since they must realize the import their decisions may have on the long-term design of the enterprises they work with. The book’s practical focus and project-based approach coupled with the pedagogical tools gives students the knowledge and skills they need to lead enterprise engineering projects.
Categories: Business & Economics

Software and Systems Architecture in Action

Software and Systems Architecture in Action

The book is also suitable for use in undergraduate and graduate-level courses on software and systems architecture as it exposes students to the concepts and techniques used to create and manage architectures of software-intensive systems.

Author: Raghvinder S. Sangwan

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781439849163

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

View: 746

Modern-day projects require software and systems engineers to work together in realizing architectures of large and complex software-intensive systems. To date, the two have used their own tools and methods to deal with similar issues when it comes to the requirements, design, testing, maintenance, and evolution of these architectures. Software and Systems Architecture in Action explores practices that can be helpful in the development of architectures of large-scale systems in which software is a major component. Examining the synergies that exist between the disciplines of software and systems engineering, it presents concepts, techniques, and methods for creating and documenting architectures. The book describes an approach to architecture design that is driven from systemic quality attributes determined from both the business and technical goals of the system, rather than just its functional requirements. This architecture-centric design approach utilizes analytically derived patterns and tactics for quality attributes that inform the architect’s design choices and help shape the architecture of a given system. The book includes coverage of techniques used to assess the impact of architecture-centric design on the structural complexity of a system. After reading the book, you will understand how to create architectures of systems and assess their ability to meet the business goals of your organization. Ideal for anyone involved with large and complex software-intensive systems, the book details powerful methods for engaging the software and systems engineers on your team. The book is also suitable for use in undergraduate and graduate-level courses on software and systems architecture as it exposes students to the concepts and techniques used to create and manage architectures of software-intensive systems.
Categories: Business & Economics

XML Distributed Systems Design

XML Distributed Systems Design

Close attention is given to the way XML changes existing development patters and paradigms. In addition, the book presents the new patterns and strategies emerging in XML system design.

Author: Ajay M. Rambhia

Publisher: Sams Publishing

ISBN: 0672323281

Category: Computers

Page: 404

View: 850

Although much has been made of the impact XML is having on Web development, the most significant changes brought about by XML have been in the way distributed systems store and exchange information. XML Distributed Systems Design offers in-depth architectural models for devising open-ended systems and provides templates for complex data interchange and mining theories as related to XML. XML Distributed Systems Design addresses core XML technologies such as XSL, DTD, XML Query, Data Warehouses, Data Mining, Distributed Systems Architecture, Web-based system design, Distributed Systems Framework, SOAP, SAX and using XML enabled tools for development and problem solving. Close attention is given to the way XML changes existing development patters and paradigms. In addition, the book presents the new patterns and strategies emerging in XML system design.
Categories: Computers

Computer Architecture And System Design

Computer Architecture And System Design

This Text Is Intended Primarily For Graduate And Undergraduate Courses In Computer Science And Electrical Engineering Curriculums.The Sequential Processor Is Dealt With Desirable Features Besides An Exhaustive Material On Number Systems, ...

Author: J. Vaideeswaran

Publisher: New Age International

ISBN: 8122412033

Category:

Page: 208

View: 591

The Book Is A Comprehensive Coverage Of The Architectural Aspects And Oganisational Features Of Computing Systems. This Text Is Intended Primarily For Graduate And Undergraduate Courses In Computer Science And Electrical Engineering Curriculums.The Sequential Processor Is Dealt With Desirable Features Besides An Exhaustive Material On Number Systems, Arithmetic Logic Unit And Memory Sub-Systemes In The First Three Chapters. Chapter 4 Throws Light On Sample Microprocessors And Microprogramming Finishing With Microcomputer Development Systems (Mds). The Keywords Are Presented At The End Of Each Chapter Appropriately For Ease Of Readability. The Data Flow Mechanisms, Multiprocessing With Emphasis On Simd Class And Fault Tolerance Have Been Included In Chapter 5. Chapter 6 Begins Discussing On Parallel Processing Factors Covering Bitsliced Processes And Transporter Technology, Text Processing And Data Communication And Ends With Notes On Example Fault Tolerance Systems. Finally, In Chapter 7, The Co-Processing Is Explained With Intel 8087 Numeric Processor Example And Digital Signal Processor Suited To Assembler Environment Also Has Been Included. Problems Are Given At The End Of Every Chapter.
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Advanced Computer Architecture

Advanced Computer Architecture

This book presents a coherent approach to computer system design that encompasses many, if not most, of the design problems and solutions options.

Author: Richard Y. Kain

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105012371071

Category: Computers

Page: 907

View: 454

This book presents a coherent approach to computer system design that encompasses many, if not most, of the design problems and solutions options. Covers not only the basic "tricks" and techniques, but also the relationships between software and hardware levels of system implementation and operation.
Categories: Computers

Making Embedded Systems

Making Embedded Systems

Written by an expert who's created embedded systems ranging from urban surveillance and DNA scanners to children’s toys, Making Embedded Systems is ideal for intermediate and experienced programmers, no matter what platform you use.

Author: Elecia White

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9781449302146

Category: Computers

Page: 310

View: 132

Eager to develop embedded systems? These systems don't tolerate inefficiency, so you may need a more disciplined approach to programming. This easy-to-read book helps you cultivate a host of good development practices, based on classic software design patterns as well as new patterns unique to embedded programming. You not only learn system architecture, but also specific techniques for dealing with system constraints and manufacturing requirements. Written by an expert who's created embedded systems ranging from urban surveillance and DNA scanners to children’s toys, Making Embedded Systems is ideal for intermediate and experienced programmers, no matter what platform you use. Develop an architecture that makes your software robust and maintainable Understand how to make your code smaller, your processor seem faster, and your system use less power Learn how to explore sensors, motors, communications, and other I/O devices Explore tasks that are complicated on embedded systems, such as updating the software and using fixed point math to implement complex algorithms
Categories: Computers

Systems Architecture

Systems Architecture

Balanced coverage of hardware and software gives the reader a complete look at the overall system.

Author: Stephen D. Burd

Publisher:

ISBN: 0760049602

Category: Computer architecture

Page: 736

View: 245

This text offers balanced coverage of hardware and software and gives a complete look at the overall system. It covers systems design, configuration, procurement, and management, and it presents hardware subsystems, then software subsystems for flexible coverage.
Categories: Computer architecture

Building Systems

Building Systems

This book will help architects more broadly envision these networks including: canonical texts as well as contemporary thinking from well known theorists and practitioners, each contribution frames a specific range of technology in relation ...

Author: Kiel Moe

Publisher:

ISBN: 0415617944

Category: Architecture

Page: 252

View: 342

We can no longer view building components as artifacts (a brick or a boiler) or as autonomous systems (air conditioning or prefabrication). Rather these components and systems are part of much larger systems of which architects are one agent. This book will help architects more broadly envision these networks including : canonical texts as well as contemporary thinking from well known theorists and practitioners, each contribution frames a specific range of technology in relation to society such as building process, products, economies and ecologies clearly structured, the book is divided into three parts; each accompanied by a comprehensive introduction by the editors an annotated bibliography provides a glossary of further reading illustrated throughout with over 100 illustrations. The book calls for integration, a convergence and confluence of social and technical factors, discovering the capability and culpability of such; for architects to finally realize that the term building systems is best grasped as a verb, not a set of nouns. This reader presents students, faculty and practicing architects with an expanded view of technology in architecture that transcends naive determinisms and technocratic applications; forming a more pithy intellectual context for the complex and contingent roles of technology in twenty-first century architecture.
Categories: Architecture