Question #46588

Suppose we have a problem that currently takes 100,000 hours of computer time using current technology to solve. Which of the following would give us the solution first:
(1) replace the algorithm used in the current solution by one that runs twice as fast and run it on the current technology, or
(2) wait 3 years, assuming Moore’s Law doubles the performance of a computer every 18 months, and find the solution using the current algorithm with the new technology?

Expert's answer

Solution will be reached first by the variant:

1) replace the algorithm used in the current solution by one that runs twice as fast and run

it on the current technology

1) replace the algorithm used in the current solution by one that runs twice as fast and run

it on the current technology

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