Works on Commodity Hardware

There are design patterns, algorithms, or techniques that are highly dependent on the agents that execute those patterns. The recent boom in neural nets in artificial intelligence was only enabled by the rise of fast GPU’s that run the back propagation algorithms. Sophisticated breakthroughs in sports have been enabled by more performant athletes who can execute complex strategies. Without some requirements on the executors, none of these things would work.

There is a design pattern that is highly agnostic to the executors, yet produce meaningful or effective results. This is particularly interesting to me because by working well DESPITE the dependencies, it gives more robustness to the design pattern itself. Read More