Faster than Moore's law

Steve Schear s.schear at
Thu Jul 8 15:05:20 PDT 2004

At 09:31 PM 7/7/2004, Major Variola (ret) wrote:

>At 02:55 PM 7/7/04 -0500, J.A. Terranson wrote:
> >"A few years ago".  Lets call it two years ago.  That would make the
> >average hi-cap drive around 30gb.
>Just want to remind y'all that drive capacity has increased *faster*
>than semiconductor throughput, which has an 18 month doubling time.

But access time has not nearly kept pace.  Which is why all manner of 
database architectures have been created to make up for this shortcoming.


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