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Design by Units: Abstractions for Human and Compute Resources for Elastic Systems
July-Aug. 2012 (vol. 16 no. 4)
pp. 84-88
Stefan Tai, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Philipp Leitner, Technical University of Vienna
Schahram Dustdar, Technical University of Vienna
Units make the usage and properties of diverse resources, including infrastructure and human resources, explicit early in system design, and allow for reasoning about complex system qualities, such as elasticity. They advance the measurability and management of systems whose quality depends largely on the resources that the system uses.

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Index Terms:
Human factors,Elasticity,Computational modeling,Cloud computing,System analysis and design,Resource management,abstraction,design,elasticity,resource
Citation:
Stefan Tai, Philipp Leitner, Schahram Dustdar, "Design by Units: Abstractions for Human and Compute Resources for Elastic Systems," IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 16, no. 4, pp. 84-88, July-Aug. 2012, doi:10.1109/MIC.2012.81
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