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.”
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 ( ©myNoSQL)