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Expanding IT universe creates "Red Shift" companies

Intelligent life out there?
Mon Aug 20 2007, 08:49
AN ELITE group of companies is sucking up all the IT in the world at a rate faster than it can be developed, according to Sun.

In what he calls his "red shift" theory chief technology officer at Sun Microsystems, Greg Papadopoulos says that there are a bunch of users whose IT requirements are expanding in a similar way to the universe. The data processing demands of what he dubs "Red Shift" users exceed the ability of Moore's Law to keep up.

According to It News, Papadopoulos thinks that "red shift" companies will have exponential business growth in the coming years while ordinary companies will grow at about the same rate as GDP.

To get around the problems of Moore's Law, Papadopoulos' thinks that red-shift companies will need to move to low cost utility computing based around "big iron" servers.

Of course it is all a nice idea. It does assume that the universe does keep expanding and that there is not going to be any big crunch and Google does not drop down a black hole.

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