Software Parallelism Quick Quiz: Spot the fake parallelism law

Test your technical knowledge of implementing parallelism with this quick quiz, or the previous ones here and here.

There are several guidelines that can help developers or system tuners to predict the benefits of parallelism. Which of the ones below is a fake?

A. Gustafson’s Law
B. the Karp-Flatt metric
C. Stevensen’s Corollary
D. Amdahl’s Law

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