Saturday, January 17, 2009

The Internet will double in size every 5.32 years

From a feed I found out that posted the headline.
Internet Growth Follows Moore's Law Too

The Internet will double in size every 5.32 year! I remember studying Moore's Law in my Master's studies. This is a thougt provoking opinion.Think on that...How will that change the world of information?? I always like to see students what students write on the 100th day of school on the theme "What will it be like to live 100 years from now?" Think back to 1909. Wow! The world has changed. Think ahead 5 1/2 years... how will our world change? Below is a snippet of the article

Internet map as of 16th January. Image: Internet Mapping Project, Bell Labs/Lumeta Corporation
( -- Originally, Moore’s Law described the number of transistors that can fit on an integrated circuit, which doubles approximately every 18 months. Now, a team of researchers from China has discovered that Moore’s Law can also describe the growth of the Internet. In a recent study, the researchers have predicted that the Internet will double in size every 5.32 years.

That finding is one of several results from the study published by Guo-Qing Zhang, et al., in a recent issue of the New Journal of Physics. The researchers investigated the evolution of large-scale Internet topology, or how the Internet is structured and connected. Based on routing data of six-month intervals from December 2001 to December 2006, the researchers predicted not only the Internet’s exponential growth rate which follows Moore’s Law, but also more specifically how the Internet evolves. more

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