On Wed, 2008-01-30 at 12:56 -0800, Dann Corbit wrote:
> It's too bad that they have a restrictive license.
> Perhaps there is an opportunity to create an "information appliance"
> that contains a special build of PostgreSQL, a nice heap of super-speedy
> disk, and a big pile of GPUs for sort and merge type operations. The
> thing that seems nice to me about this idea is that you would have a
> very stable test platform (all hardware and software combinations would
> be known and thoroughly tested) and you might also get some extreme
> I guess that a better sort than GPUSort could be written from scratch,
> but legal entanglements with the use of the graphics cards may make the
> whole concept DOA.
Maybe some physics engines are also wort a look.
could suit some DB tasks better than GPU
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