There's a question on infosec stack exchange here that is similar but not the same as what I want to know:
I want to know how to calculate the amount of requests, and/or speed of requests it would take for a hacker to compromise a server's hard drives. This is how someone could theoretically gain administrative controls and total access to information.
What factors do we have to take into consideration so we can plug in some numbers?
EDIT: There are many requests that can be made, and I see that after the responses to this thread. Can this be put in to numbers? To what extent is internet security a relevant field? My computer (through which i am posting this on...) is not a server, or is it?