On Thu, Oct 25, 2007 at 08:05:24AM -0700, Dan wrote:
> In looking at current developments in computers, it seems we're nearing
> a point where a fundamental change may be possible in databases...
> Namely in-memory databases which could lead to huge performance
> improvements.

I think there are a number of challenges in this area. Higher end
machines are tending towards a NUMA architecture, where postgresql's
single buffer pool becomes a liability. In some situations you might
want a smaller per processor pool and an explicit copy to grab buffers
from processes on other CPUs.

I think relibility becomes the real issue though, you can always
produce the wrong answer instantly, the trick is to get the right

Have a nice day,
Martijn van Oosterhout   <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>   http://svana.org/kleptog/
> From each according to his ability. To each according to his ability to 
> litigate.

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