- A UNIX kernel context switch?
- A SHA2 algorithm for Bitcoin mining on an ASIC?
- A scientific calculation running on a supercomputer?
- A 'for-loop' inside on an obscure microcontroller that runs on all GE appliance since the '60s?"
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"If you want to eat hippopatomus, you've got to pay the freight." -- attributed to an IBM guy, about why IBM software uses so much memory