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Latency Numbers Every Programmer Should Know

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Here are some latency numbers that Peter Norvig thinks every engineer should know, and I whole heartedly agree (I was recently asked questions, which required the knowledge of these numbers, and my guesstimate was quite off the mark).

Edit: Here is a version with latency figures in ms, where appropriate.

Update: Here is a version showing the change in the numbers over the years.