Re: need a word for "ranging"

Subject: Re: need a word for "ranging"
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: Monique Semp <monique -dot- semp -at- earthlink -dot- net>, TechWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2013 11:19:10 -0800

I think "dynamic" is fine. Hot-swapping in the event of failure is
fault tolerance, not dynamic allocation of nodes.

Alternatively, if the number of nodes varies between minimum and
maximum based on current load, you could say "load-sensitive."

On Wed, Nov 27, 2013 at 10:59 AM, Monique Semp
<monique -dot- semp -at- earthlink -dot- net> wrote:
> Hello, WR-L-ers,
>
> I’m describing two behaviors:
>
> * Fixed – The number of nodes is maintained at a fixed number. If a node fails, another one is powered on.
> * Ranging – The number of nodes is maintained within the range from min to max, based on lots of system variables.
>
> The engineers aren’t fond of “ranging”, and would prefer “dynamic”. But the “fixed” behavior is also dynamic because the system is powering on new nodes as needed. So I don’t want to substitute “dynamic” for “ranging”.
>
> So, any suggestions for a word to use instead of “ranging”?
>
> Thanks much,
> And Happy US Thanksgiving,
> -Monique
>
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