In terms of design theory (is there such a thing), does scale change the design methodology? Architecture? Let me give you examples.
If I want to design a 100-floor hotel, can I use the architecture of a 2-floor hotel and just stack it up 50 times? If I cannot, what makes it so (design-wise)?
If I want to design a 256-bit counter, can I use an 8-bit counter and replicate it 64 times? (Don't I need an architectural change?)
Is there architectural diference(s) for a software / application for 100 users and 1 million users?
Can anybody point me to a good reference on the effect of scale in engineering design?