...have you every stopped to think what length of time 10 microseconds represents?
A microsecond is 10 to the minus 6 seconds or one second divided by a million. I think this is so small a number that it is hard for us to understand. I looked for some examples to illustrate just how fast this is and there are some here on wikipedia but nothing that is intuitively understandable (at least not to me).
I though I could find something to explain this and here's a couple of things that are quite quick:
- Quick as the blink of an eye? So how does a pureScale communication compare. The blink of an eye takes about 350,000 microseconds. That's 35,000 pureScale communications!
- Quick as a flash? A camera flash that takes 100,000 microseconds. That's 10,000 pureScale communications!
I give up, all I can say is 10 microseconds - that's fast, very fast!