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GPU-Accelerated Databases Envisioned by IBM Patent

Wolfgang Gruener writes that IBM has filed an interesting patent around GPU-accelerated databases.

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Instead of traditional disk-based queries and an approach that slows performance via memory latencies and processors waiting for data to be fetched from the memory, IBM envisions in-GPU-memory tables as technology that could, in addition to disk tables, significantly accelerate database processing. According to a patent filed by the company, “GPU enabled programs are well suited to problems that involve data-parallel computations where the same program is executed on different data with high arithmetic intensity.”

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