Chips remain the de facto source for reliable productivity gains, and “smaller, faster” (not cheaper) is the big engine driving cloud economics.
Server performance generally increases at higher rates than price reduction — and is more valuable. "Smaller, faster" can reduce far larger costs in facilities, power, and software fees for enterprise IT, enabling more innovation. How long this utility lasts is a server’s economic-life.
That differs from utility indicators like functional-life (wear & tear), technological-life (obsolescence) or accounting-life (depreciation) that turn into fixed use periods and feed current TCO models.
In contrast, inventory management using economic-life is dynamic, market-oriented, and derived from mathematical optimization – as many industries already manage physical inventory, or how other emerging IT tools for "virtual inventory" solve noisy neighbor and workload placement.
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