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GPU-Accelerated Databases

Wolfgang Gruener reporting on a new patent filed by IBM:

Instead of traditional disk-based queries and an approach that slows performance via memory latencies and processors waiting for data to be fetched from the memory, IBM envisions in-GPU-memory tables as technology that could, in addition to disk tables, significantly accelerate database processing. According to a patent filed by the company, “GPU enabled programs are well suited to problems that involve data-parallel computations where the same program is executed on different data with high arithmetic intensity.”

IBM GPU-accelerated databases

Amazon has made a move in the GPU-world by offering Cluster GPU instances which can be used for quite a few interesting scenarios.

Original title and link: GPU-Accelerated Databases (NoSQL database©myNoSQL)

via: http://www.tomshardware.com/news/ibm-patent-gpu-accelerated-database-cuda,13866.html