What is the name of the computing law?

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  1. Axemantitan macrumors 6502

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    What is the name of the computing law that says that for every increase in computing power there will be a complimentary increase in resource requirements of new and upgraded applications to fill that increased capability? I know that I have heard of it somewhere.
     
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  3. t0mat0 macrumors 603

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    A bit like
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parkinson's_law
    The demand upon a resource tends to expand to match the supply of the resource.
    Sounds close to the economic law of demand; that the lower the price of a service or commodity, the greater the quantity demanded.

    near Wirth's law also.
     
  4. Amdahl macrumors 65816

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    Don't know if it has a name. I'd call it Gates' Law. "What Andy (Grove) giveth, Bill taketh away."
     
  5. blackhand1001 macrumors 68030

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    Moores law is the law about how many transisters they can fit on a cpu die based on time actually.
     

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