The logical, if frustrating realistic corollary to Moore's Law regarding the number
on a microchip. In as much as Moore's Law is used
to estimate reductions in the cost per unit of computers, so will the reduced cost of the computers be converted to more processors purchased if the programmers
are left unchecked.
The following conversation could have
been avoided if Fred
had applied the Nerd's Corollary to the purchase of new computers:
, I thought you said
that if we bought the quad core machines, we could reduce the number of computers in the server
room and save costs. Why do we have
more servers than when we started and are over budget?"
"Well, we needed
more machines because with the new speed and power, we discovered we could re-thread
process and parallelize the... (Fred
glaze over and the rest of the information
in this discussion)"