What is the rate of new information growth each year? Who produces the greatest amounts of information annually? Individuals? Enterprises? How does information growth in North America compare with growth in other geographies, markets, and people globally?
The How Much Information? (HMI) research program is underway to answer these and related questions. The program is sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and seven companies, AT&T, Cisco, IBM, Intel, LSI, Oracle, and Seagate, and involves multiple research universities.
The role of ACID researchers in this project is to participate in the analysis, especially by providing technical expertise on industry standard benchmarks such as TPC, SpecWEB, and VMmark.
Dr. James Short
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation