Hello! My name is Kirill Borozdin. I am a student of Ural Federal University from Yekaterinburg, Russia. I was trying to find some interesting algorithmic problem for GSoC and finally ran into PostgreSQL and "Sorting algorithms benchmark and implementation" task. This problem looks both challenging and practical. I have the strong background in algorithmic problems (I like programming contests and passed to the ACM-ICPC World Finals this year). Also I do some CS research (my paper is waiting for review on Combinatorial Pattern Matching 2017 conference). I understand that this task will require a big number of experiments because we want to achieve a speed-up in real life cases.
Can you recommend me some articles or specific source files in PostgreSQL codebase (it is so huge!) which I can explore to be better prepared (in case I will be lucky enough to be selected for GSoC)? Best wishes, Kirill Borozdin -- С уважением, Кирилл Бороздин