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Amdahl's law

"Overall system speed is governed by the slowest component," coined by Gene Amdahl, chief architect of IBM's first mainframe series and founder of Amdahl Corporation and other companies. Amdahl's law applied to networking. The slowest device in the network will determine the maximum speed of the network. See laws.


Following are axioms that have been made by professionals in the field from time to time about computers and information technology. For the actual text, look up the definition.

 Law              Subject

 Amara's law      Technology in general

 Amdahl's law     System & network speed

 Asimov's laws    Robotics

 Brook's law      Software projects

 Clarke's laws    Prediction

 Codd's rules     Relational database

 Cole's law       Essential elements

 Fitts' law       User interface

 Freedman's law   Programming

 Kerckhoffs' law  Cryptopraphy

 Kryder's law     Hard drive density

 Metcalfe's law   Network value

 Moore's law      Transistor capacity

 Nacchio's law    IP gateways

 Reed's law       Network value

 Shannon's law    Channel speed

 Thackara's laws  Product design

 Wirth's law      Software bloat

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AMD VirtualizationAmerican Federation of Information Processing
AMD VISIONAmerican National Standards Institute
AMD64American Registry for Internet Numbers
AMD64 socketsAmerican Standard Code for Information Interchange

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