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Nodes, just like artifacts, live in the material world and are an important building block in modeling the physical aspects of a system. A node is a physical element that exists at run time and represents a computational resource, generally having at least some memory and, often, processing capability.
You use nodes to model the topology of the hardware on which your system executes. A node typically represents a processor or a device on which artifacts may be deployed. Good nodes crisply represent the vocabulary of the hardware in your solution domain.
The artifacts you develop or reuse ...