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Author Cale, E. G. ♦ Gremillion, L. L. ♦ McKenney, J. L.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Keyword Grosch's law ♦ U. s. computer market ♦ Price/performance
Abstract Econometric models of the U.S. computer market have been developed to study the relationships between system price and hardware performance. Single measures of price/performance such as “Grosch's Law” are shown to be so oversimplified as to be meaningless. Multiple-regression models predicting system cost as a function of several hardware characteristics do, however, reveal a market dichotomy. On one hand there exists a stable, price predictable market for larger, general purpose computer systems. The other market is the developing one for small business computer systems, a market which is relatively unstable with low price predictability.
Description Affiliation: Harvard Univ., Boston, MA (Cale, E. G.; Gremillion, L. L.; McKenney, J. L.)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2005-08-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal Communications of the ACM (CACM)
Volume Number 22
Issue Number 4
Page Count 9
Starting Page 225
Ending Page 233

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Source: ACM Digital Library