More Database Supercomputing Technology

Last year two associates from Greenplum suggested that I read a very smart academic paper titled “Efficiently Compiling Efficient Query Plans for Modern Hardware” by Thomas Neumann. Having reiterated the idea of database supercomputing in my last blog (here)… I can now suggest this paper to you. In short this paper suggests that the classic…

Database Computing is Supercomputing… Some external reading: May 2013

I would like to recommend to you John Appleby’s post  here on the HANA blog site. While the title suggests the article is about HANA, in fact it is about trends in computing and processors… and very relevant to posts here past, present, and upcoming… I would also recommend Curt Monash’s site. His notes on Teradata…

Numbers Everyone Should Know

Some of you have seen me build simple models to do a reality-check on architecture (see here, for example). Here are some metrics from a great presentation by Jeff Dean, a Google fellow. Numbers Everyone Should Know L1 cache reference 0.5 ns Branch mispredict 5 ns L2 cache reference 7 ns Mutex lock/unlock 25 ns…