SPECIAL FUNCTION UNIT FOR DATABASE OPERATIONS WITHIN A DATA-CONTROL FLOW SYSTEM.

H. Lam, S. Y.W. Su, F. L.C. Seeger, Chiang Lee, W. R. Eisenstadt

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Abstract

A description is given of the general architecture of a data-control (D-C) flow system and of a key special function processor within this system, the special function unit for database operations (SFU-DB). The D-C flow system is highly parallel database machine for supporting very large database applications. The main features of this system are: 1) the use of a parallel query-processing strategy that combines several existing query-processing techniques; 2) the use of a vertical data-fragmentation strategy that increases the degree of concurrency in I/O and data processing in addition to reducing the amount of data to be transferred among processing nodes, and 3) the use of special function processors, which are implementable as VLSI chips, for efficient execution of primitive operations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Parallel Processing
EditorsSartaj K. Sahni
PublisherPennsylvania State Univ Press
Pages330-339
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)0271006080
Publication statusPublished - 1987 Dec 1
EventProc Int Conf Parallel Process 1987 - Universal Park, PA, USA
Duration: 1987 Aug 171987 Aug 21

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Parallel Processing
ISSN (Print)0190-3918

Other

OtherProc Int Conf Parallel Process 1987
CityUniversal Park, PA, USA
Period87-08-1787-08-21

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Hardware and Architecture

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