[e2e] j'accuse NFV

Matt Mathis mattmathis at google.com
Fri May 1 10:42:23 PDT 2015

I tried to fight the "bandwidth" vs "data rate" battle years ago but came
to realise that the memory, cache, bus, and CPU community (both HW and SW)
were also misusing bandwidth, and had no conflicts with the "proper" use,
and thus no motive to make the change.   We are in the rather unique
position of needing both concepts, so I always use "data rate" in my
writing, but I have to admit that I often slip when speaking.

Note that all jargon is always context sensitive.   Ask a Orthopedist,
Banker, Chemical Engineer and Computer Scientist what "process" means.....

On Fri, May 1, 2015 at 6:40 AM Detlef Bosau <detlef.bosau at web.de> wrote:

> In much shorter terms, from my personal experience, some people simply
> ignore the laws of physics.
> And this can be best observed in one single term:
>                                                       BANDWIDTH
> I don't remember the RFC, where "Bandwidth" was mentioned first, but it
> was taken synonymously for "throughput" or "net bit rate", even that was
> not properly discerned. (Please remember: Bandwidth has a well defined
> meaning in CE. This is neither "throughput" nor "net bit rate". )
> That will hold in quite some scenarios, but latest when we talk about
> wireless networks, CS anc CE guys will talk completely at cross purposes
> and simply will not understand each other.
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