Monday, August 09, 2004

The onward march of progress

When I came to MIT six years ago, the default quota on the university's mainframe system was a whopping 10 MB. Six years later, it's now a quite large 1 GB. That's faster than even Moore's law would predict (you'd get about 160 MB under that particular rule).

So, I guess it shows that storage is becoming cheap—but getting faster performance will still be a big challenge in the years to come, as we work our way down to the electron limit of nanotechnology.


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