The word or phrase should bring the idea of living community to mind. It should be able to be applied to computer systems, as well.
In my head, it should be something like
ecosystem, which is connected to both systems in general and life. It's not great, however, as it is already too widely known to mean "an actual community of living beings" and thus will not be suitable for computing or information systems.
Other examples might be quorum, commune, organism, network. They work on some level but don't have the nice, aesthetic, poetic connotation I'm hoping for that relates to life.
Thanks so much!