In this project we first created a SW architecture for a greenhouse and then analysed its performance, finding out its bottlenecks (the servers). Here I really enjoyed to work in a totally international group of three people (Italy, Belgium and Israel) to understand how to make the system better in its performance, resolving the bottleneck. I also found fashinating that in this project I could use some knowledge about embedded systems (I could map components into some physical devices and estimate the performance of the system based on their technical capabilities). Figure 1 shows the SW architecture of the system and Figure 2 the model used to find its bottleneck.

architecture of the greenhouse with pieces of harware
Figure 1. Architecture of the greenhouse with pieces of harwar

Model for performance evaluation
Figure 2. Model for performance evaluatio
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