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Re^2: [OT] End of hard disks era, new ways of development

by beable (Friar)
on Aug 10, 2004 at 05:52 UTC ( [id://381475]=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: [OT] End of hard disks era, new ways of development
in thread [OT] End of hard disks era, new ways of development

I don't know if there is any real optimization you can do for solid-state devices, or if those optimizations will even make for a significant speed advantage.

Did you ever study data structures? Have you compared the speed of doing a linear search with a binary tree search? There are optimisations you can do for solid-state devices, it's just like RAM. That's why people spend time trying to work out what the best data structure is. Otherwise, we'd just dump everything in a list and grep for the results we want. As for hardware-specific optimisations, once there is enough hardware around, if people find that it is going too slow, somebody will find a way to do it faster.

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