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GeneralRe: Experiment: The hidden costs of waiting on slow build times Pin
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Reminds me of a conference paper many years ago by database guru Jim Gray: The five minute rule. Then entire paper was three or four pages (or was it just two? The photocopy is too deep in my piles to digg it out ...). I think he used division in his calculations, but certainly no more advanced math or theory Smile | :)

By simple calculations, he showed that with the current prices, if you reference a data item every at least every five minutes, it is cheaper to buy more RAM to hold the item than buying a disk controller and a disk for swapping it out. This was way above common beliefs in the database world - no one would intuitively think that a value referenced only every five minutes, twelve times an hour, would deserve permanent residence in RAM!

But Gray's calculations were so simple and lucid that they were obviously correct, based on the current prices of the day for IBM mainframe components. He was not rebutted. You could of course replace the prices he quoted with today's prices. Every now and then we did that, for the following years, and the five minutes increased to ten, fifteen, ... The commonly believed myth that you had to swap data to disk because RAM is too expensive "never" held water!

(We are obviously talking about large database installations where you can save money on not buying yet another disk. You can't easily adapt it to a single-disc PC.)
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