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For questions about whole-system design questions, where these questions relate to the overall architecture of a system you are designing. Please read the full tag wiki to avoid asking broad, unanswerable questions.

These questions can cover aspects such as:

  • For this application, should I process in the cloud or on the edge?
  • How would I handle transfer of ownership with specific devices?
  • Can I design this system to be scalable?

This tag should no be used for questions which are specific to just one part of a system (such as should my endpoint be battery or mains powered), at least where the choice in one part of the system doesn't have a significant impact on another part.