Subject Re: [IB-Architect] Disk Bandwidth was License Question
Author Ann Harrison
At 09:32 AM 3/25/00 -0500, Jim Starkey wrote:

>Do remember that the goal of a database designer is to bottleneck
>at available disk bandwidth. Disk are the only part of computing
>that hasn't gotten significantly faster (ok, transfer rates are
>up, but rotational delay and seek times are at best 2X what they
>were when you were born). As long as there are enough CPU
>cycles to saturate the disk more doesn't make it faster (given
>classical database architecture)...

Which brings to mind two questions. First, shouldn't we fork
discussion threads when the topic wanders?

Second, what can (should?) be done to distribute load across


(asking for trouble, she is.)