Red Hat In Boston, Part 1.1: Why 'Faster' Isn't Always Faster
Jun 20, 2008, 00:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Serdar Yegulalp)
"My first actual panel for the opening day of the Red Hat Summit
sported the eye-grabbing moniker Why computers are getting slower
(and what we can do about it). With a title like that, I was
worried I'd be in for a fluff panel about spyware 'n viruses on
Windows being performance killers, with Linux as the panacea for
that. I couldn't have been more wrong, thank goodness.
"Rik van Riel, senior software engineer for Red Hat, braved
multiple interruptions by a hair-trigger fire-alarm system to tell
us how, as counterintuitive as it might seem, faster components may
lead to slower systems..."