Gustafson’s Law claims that efficiency improvements will be used to do harder jobs.

This is in contrast to doing the old jobs faster.rS10 The implication here is that less interesting problems are selected when constraints are tight, but aren’t necessarily the real focus from a global perspective. Put differently, there is a positive correlation between available resources for a solution space and the afinity with which the resources are addressing the fundamentals of the problem space.

  1. Jason Sachs, “Zebras Hate You For No Reason: Why Amdahl’s Law Is Misleading in a World of Cats (And Maybe in Ours Too) - Jason Sachs,” February 27, 2017, (See notes.)