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From Rock Zhang <r...@alohar.com>
Subject Re: Cassandra and GPU's...
Date Wed, 02 Dec 2015 03:29:25 GMT
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On Tue, Dec 1, 2015 at 5:55 PM, james anderson <james.anderson@setf.de>
wrote:

> good morning;
>
> On 2015-12-01, at 21:53, Steve Robenalt <srobenalt@highwire.org> wrote:
>
> Hi James,
>
> Yup, the analytics side of database usage is ripe with possibilities, as
> the site at your link shows.
>
>
> that case is not the “analytics”, but the database itself.
> the graph navigation is a core aspect of that particular database form.
>
> In my original skepticism, I was referring not to the analytics using the
> database, but to the database itself. In Cassandra-specific terms, I would
> suggest that GPUs have more potential impact on the Spark and/or Titan
> integration with Cassandra, rather than on Cassandra itself.
>
> Steve
>
>
> On Tue, Dec 1, 2015 at 12:35 PM, james anderson <james.anderson@setf.de>
> wrote:
>
>> good evening;
>>
>> On 2015-12-01, at 21:17, Steve Robenalt <srobenalt@highwire.org> wrote:
>>
>> Hi Tony,
>>
>> Somebody will likely prove me wrong on this (and I'd love to see it), but
>> I'm skeptical that there is much intersection between the set of things a
>> GPU is good at and the set of things a database needs to do.
>>
>>
>> of course the context varies, but there are some demonstrated advantages:
>>
>>     https://www.blazegraph.com/product/gpu-accelerated/
>>
>> As such, I don't expect there'd be much performance gain unless a way to
>> exploit the massive parallelism of the GPU effectively can be found.
>>
>> Of course, GPU-driven analytics on the contents of the database opens up
>> all kinds of possibilities given the right kind of data...
>>
>> Steve
>>
>> On Tue, Dec 1, 2015 at 10:16 AM, Tony Anecito <adanecito@yahoo.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Hi All,
>>>
>>> Can Cassandra use GPU's? If not can someone recommend a open source
>>> database that runs on GPU's? I am interested in seeing the performance
>>> difference of a database that is under 2GB run on a GPU card such as as
>>> NVIDA gtx 980.
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>> -Tony
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Steve Robenalt
>> Software Architect
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>>
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>>
>>
>>
>
>
> --
> Steve Robenalt
> Software Architect
> srobenalt@highwire.org <bzavon@highwire.org>
> (office/cell): 916-505-1785
>
> HighWire Press, Inc.
> 425 Broadway St, Redwood City, CA 94063
> www.highwire.org
>
> Technology for Scholarly Communication
>
>
>

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