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SubjectRe: Memory Rusting Effect [re: Linux hostile to poverty]
On Mon, 20 Jul 1998, John Alvord wrote:

>Keeping it running on rusty old PCs has a significant benefit, *if*
>the programming effort isn't too high. When a system runs fine on low end
>machines it will fly on high end machines. Inefficiences that are masked
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
I mainly agree but it' s not always true. For example there are algorithms
that run in O(n*log(n)) but use the double of memory. These algorithms
could be slower in a machine that will need to swapout everything to run,
but they will be very very faster in a machine with a lot of memory.

Andrea[s] Arcangeli



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