Aren't most databases constrained by I/O?  And postgresql by how fast
your kernel can switch between processes under a concurrent load?


[mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Billings, John
Sent: Friday, June 08, 2007 10:55 AM
Subject: [HACKERS] Using the GPU



Does anyone think that PostgreSQL could benefit from using the video
card as a parallel computing device?  I'm working on a project using
Nvidia's CUDA with an 8800 series video card to handle non-graphical
algorithms.  I'm curious if anyone thinks that this technology could be
used to speed up a database?  If so which part of the database, and what
kind of parallel algorithms would be used?

Thanks, sorry if this is a duplicate message.

-- John Billings


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