Re: Growth rate

Colin L. Hildinger (
Thu, 24 Apr 97 18:44:46 -0500

On Thu, 24 Apr 97 15:57:56 PDT, Karl J. Runge wrote:

>On Thu, 24 Apr 97, "Colin L. Hildinger" <> wrote:
>> On Thu, 24 Apr 1997 10:30:21 -0500 (EST), Michael J Gebis wrote:
>> >For the first half of the curve, the growth looks exponential. I fear
>> >that we have passed this point, and are nearing the linear part of the
>> >curve. For example, the "doubles every week" rule of thumb hasn't held for
>> >the past few days.
>> I'm guessing that it has to do with the weekend ending and the bad data
>> point on Monday. If you look back historically, there have always been
>> dropoffs after the weekends, so the current data doesn't supprise me.
>> The test will be if we break ~100000000000000 keys this Friday or
>> Saturday, then we'll know growth is continuing as scheduled.
>The best we can hope for is for a good number of places like uiuc to keep
>coming on board!

I got news, students go home in a few weeks. What does this mean? It
means many will lose their net access for the summer. It also means
the labs won't be busy - hmmmm...

Colin L. Hildinger

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