In my humble opinion, while it can sound interesting from a theorical
point of view to outloads some operations to the GPU, there is a huge
pratical problem in current world : databases which are big enough to
require such heavy optimization are usually runned on server hardware,
which very rarely have powerful GPU.
There may be a small target of computers having both GPU and heavy
database, but that sounds very exceptional to me, so investing effort
into it sounds a bit unjustified to me.
Except as a matter of scientific research, which is it of course
important for the future.
Gaël Le Mignot - gael(at)pilotsystems(dot)net
Pilot Systems - 9, rue Desargues - 75011 Paris
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