Computer Science

SMP and MSMP Architecture

Symmetric multiprocessing architecture (SMP) is considered to be a major substitute for commercial servers within a scope of certain scale for many upcoming years to come. The question arises here is how to construct scalable systems, as they needs to be reinitiated. A major limiting factor for SMP is not the capability; instead it is complex to construct an SMP with massive central processing units disbursed in large number of physical casings. Again a question arises here again i.e. how to substitute from SMP for a scalable corporate solution that will facilitate organizations to achieve competitive advantage. Likewise, the SMP technology will be in the market till its technological and economic advantages that can be implemented on more than one SMP. These SMP’s are called as Multiple SMP’s (MSMP). The MSMP is dissimilar from other scalable architectures/systems.


Architecture Personal Statement

I have always enjoyed travelling because it doesn’t only expand your thinking horizon through exposure to other cultures but also enhances your creative potential. Whenever I visit other countries, I often take notes of the exterior and interior architecture. Over the years, I have observed that while exterior architecture usually attracts more attention, interior architecture is usually more challenging because of greater possibilities as well as variations in individual tastes. This is why I have decided to pursue my Masters in Architecture because it will provide me with greater creative room in both exterior and interior architecture.


Seeing, Understanding, and Architecture: An Armenian Example

Table of Contents

Seeing, Understanding, and Architecture: An Armenian Example. 1

Etymological Development of the Concepts. 3

Seeing as an Architectural Concept 3

Understanding as an Architectural Concept 4

Defining Architecture. 5

Etymological Summary. 6

Discussion. 7

Seeing as a Form of Communication. 7

Understanding as a Form of Communication. 9

Architecture as a Form of Communication. 10

Defining Architecture in the Context of Seeing & Understanding. 12

Example of Armenian Architecture: The Etchmiadzin Cathedral 13

Seeing & Understanding the Etchmiadzin Cathedral 16

Conclusions: 21

Builders Impression of the concepts seeing, understanding and architecture. 21

Lessons from the Etchmiadzin Cathedral 22

Notes. 23

Bibliography. 1


Contextual studies (literature review)

In architectural design, symbols and ornamentation are key elements that are used to demonstrate the ideas of wealth or power. For many years, these elements have created a true definition of what a culture sees as important (Crouch & Johnson, 2001). However, in the last century, these two elements have vastly divided architects in ways they design buildings. Some of the architects cited them as obsolete and insignificant elements impeding cultural development. In contrast, other practitioners describe symbol and ornamentation to be necessary for communicating societal ideas. Several studies have been written over the course of the last century regarding the relevance and irrelevance of the two elements in the context of architectural design. For example, in 1977, Charles Jencks wrote a book titled The Language of Post-Modern Architecture during the period in which architectural ideas were being massively challenged (Jencks et al., 1977). In most part of his book, Jencks indicate that postmodernism architecture has alienated the architects their ideas to develop better designs (Jencks, 2002). He argues that using less decorative elements such as symbols as well as architectural aesthetic makes a design lose its meaning and create confusion of what it is communicating (Broadbent, Bunt and Jencks, 1980). He uses Mies Van Der Rohe to support his argument that use of modern elements “fetishized the impoverished use of I-Beams and plate glass’ (pg.15) meaning they are completely overlooked; hence, raising the question of decorum and appropriateness. Although he is not a supporter of postmodernism, Jencks argues that modern architecture needs to be diverse in regards to its use of styles in different locations and situations.