Digital resource primitives

SDIA definition

Digital resource primitives are defined as the low-level resources required for digital products & services to operate. They can be seen as the fuel that power digital software application. The digital resource primitives are:
  • Computation (CPU cycles, GPU cycles, operations per second)
  • Memory
  • Storage
  • Network capacity
Digital resource primitives are often accessed through Cloud infrastructure, also commonly referred to as Infrastructure-as-Service.

Other definitions

In the context of the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technologyโ€™s definition of cryptographic primitives:
A low-level cryptographic algorithm used as a basic building block for higher-level cryptographic algorithms (

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