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Re: Example where testing-security was used?

On Tue, May 31, 2005 at 11:46:29AM -0500, Adam Heath wrote:
> On Tue, 31 May 2005, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > Moore's Law governs the rate at which the speed of hardware (at a given
> > price-point) doubles.  It says nothing about the speed at which current
> > software will *run* on current machines; and it certainly has nothing to say
> > about the speed at which such software will run on machines that are no
> > longer on the Moore's Law curve due to a lack of new hardware being
> > designed/manufactured for that architecture.
> Actually, doesn't Moore's Law mean the average for all new silicon?  So, some
> cutting-edge new hardware may evolve faster than the average.

No, it's just the rate of growth of one given *line* of chips. The
'fastest chip available' has never really followed it, too many
external factors. Although it may do now that x86-64 is going
mainstream; the principal reason it's never worked historically is
because the 'fastest' machines have been obscure stuff that gets
fucked for business reasons.

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