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Jim Gray on Economics of scale and the Grid [PDF]

bijan: From the abstract: "Today there is rough price parity between (1) one database access, (2) ten bytes of network traffic, (3) 100,000 instructions, (4) 10 bytes of disk storage, and (5) a megabyte of disk bandwidth"
bijan: From page 4: "The ideal mobile task is stateless (no database or database access), has a tiny network input and output, and has huge computational demand."
bijan: (Mobile approx. Grid, since the Grid is all about spreading your comptuation/storage around.)
bijan: Page 5: "Most web and data processing applications are network or state intensive and are not economically viable as mobile applications."
bijan: It is an interesting short paper. Fun read.

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