Over five years ago, I wrote a research note titled "Latency Matters!" The impetus was the following observation:
What's the best way to estimate travel time? Would you rely on an estimate based solely on the number of lanes in the road and the sound of the engine? Nope. You need to know, at minimum, how far you have to travel, the condition of the road, and how fast you'll likely be able to go. Obvious, right?
You'd think so. But system and networking specs rate computer performance according to bandwidth and clock speed, the … Read more