definition of scalability
Posted Jul 3, 2003 23:09 UTC (Thu) by giraffedata
In reply to: little systems
Parent article: An interview with Linus Torvalds
>Software that only scales up isn't very scalable
The wording here actually weakens a very good point. There is no such thing as "only scales up." That's like saying a property line only runs East. Scalable means the size can be big or small. If you make Linux work great on a large system and not on a small system, it doesn't scale up. It's always up.
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