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<blockquote> (1) ''A physical architecture is an arrangement of physical elements (system elements and physical interfaces) which provides the design solution for a product, service, or enterprise, and is intended to satisfy logical architecture elements and system requirements. It is implementable through technologies.'' </blockquote>
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<blockquote>(1) ''A physical architecture is an arrangement of physical elements (system elements and physical interfaces) which provides the design solution for a product, service, or enterprise, and is intended to satisfy logical architecture elements and system requirements. It is implementable through technologies.'' (ISO/IEC 2010)</blockquote>
  
<blockquote> (2) ''An arrangement of physical elements which provides the design solution for a consumer product or life-cycle process intended to satisfy the requirements of the functional architecture and the requirement baseline.'' (ISO/IEC. 2007)</blockquote>
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<blockquote>(2) ''An arrangement of physical elements which provides the design solution for a consumer product or life-cycle process intended to satisfy the requirements of the functional architecture and the requirement baseline.'' (ISO/IEC 2007)</blockquote>
  
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===Source===
(1) adapted from ISO/IEC/IEEE 24748 - 4.
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(1) Adapted from ISO/IEC. 2010. ''Systems and Software Engineering, Part 1: Guide for Life Cycle Management''. Geneva, Switzerland: International Organization for Standardization (ISO)/International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), ISO/IEC 24748-1:2010.
  
(2) ISO/IEC. 2007. ''Systems and Software Engineering -- Recommended Practice for Architectural Description of Software-Intensive Systems''. Geneva, Switzerland: International Organization for Standards (ISO)/International Electronical Commission (IEC), ISO/IEC FDIS 42010:2007.  
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(2) ISO/IEC. 2007. ''Systems and Software Engineering -- Recommended Practice for Architectural Description of Software-Intensive Systems''. Geneva, Switzerland: International Organization for Standards (ISO)/International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), ISO/IEC FDIS 42010:2007.  
  
 
===Discussion===
 
===Discussion===
Within the terms and definitions related to System Architecture, the present SEBoK tries to fit the real practices and to provide some consistency between those terms.
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Definition (1) comes from the terms "design architecture" provided in ISO/IEC/IEEE 24748 - 4. It is adapted here to be consistent current terminology, in particular with [[Logical Architecture (glossary) |logical architecture]].
  
Definition (1) comes from the terms "design architecture" provided in ISO/IEC/IEEE 24748 - 4; it is adapted here to make consistency with current terminology, in particular with [[Logical Architecture (glossary) |logical architecture (glossary)]].
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Definition (2) comes from ISO/IEC/IEEE 42010:2007 that is replaced by version 2011 in which this definition has been withdrawn.
  
Definition (2) comes from ISO/IEC/IEEE 42010:2007 that is replaced by version 2011 in which this definition has been withdrawn.
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For a full discussion of the role and importance of physical architecture in systems engineering see the [[Physical Architecture Model Development]] article.
  
  
 
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(1) A physical architecture is an arrangement of physical elements (system elements and physical interfaces) which provides the design solution for a product, service, or enterprise, and is intended to satisfy logical architecture elements and system requirements. It is implementable through technologies. (ISO/IEC 2010)

(2) An arrangement of physical elements which provides the design solution for a consumer product or life-cycle process intended to satisfy the requirements of the functional architecture and the requirement baseline. (ISO/IEC 2007)

Source

(1) Adapted from ISO/IEC. 2010. Systems and Software Engineering, Part 1: Guide for Life Cycle Management. Geneva, Switzerland: International Organization for Standardization (ISO)/International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), ISO/IEC 24748-1:2010.

(2) ISO/IEC. 2007. Systems and Software Engineering -- Recommended Practice for Architectural Description of Software-Intensive Systems. Geneva, Switzerland: International Organization for Standards (ISO)/International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), ISO/IEC FDIS 42010:2007.

Discussion

Definition (1) comes from the terms "design architecture" provided in ISO/IEC/IEEE 24748 - 4. It is adapted here to be consistent current terminology, in particular with logical architecture.

Definition (2) comes from ISO/IEC/IEEE 42010:2007 that is replaced by version 2011 in which this definition has been withdrawn.

For a full discussion of the role and importance of physical architecture in systems engineering see the Physical Architecture Model Development article.

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