Joy’s law (computing)

In computing , Joy’s law , first formulated by Sun Microsystems co-founder Bill Joy in 1983, states that the peak computer speed doubles each year and is a simple function of time. SPECIFICALLY,

{\ displaystyle S = 2 ^ {Y-1984},}

in which S is the peak computer speed attained Y , expressed in MIPS . [1]

Another statement attributed to Bill Joy ‘s law, which is also referred to as “Joy’s law” holds that most of the smartest people work for someone else.

See also

  • Moore’s law


  1. Jump up^ John Markoff (December 13, 1993). “The not-so-distant future of personal computing”. InfoWorld : 49.

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