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From "Paul Joseph Davis (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Resolved: (COUCHDB-544) Make CouchDB View server take use of GPU capabilities (// computing)
Date Fri, 08 Oct 2010 23:51:34 GMT

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Paul Joseph Davis resolved COUCHDB-544.
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    Resolution: Won't Fix

Support for GPUGP would land squarely in the middle of the Spidermonkey library. Therefore,
this patch would go to their project.

> Make CouchDB View server take use of GPU capabilities (// computing)
> --------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: COUCHDB-544
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/COUCHDB-544
>             Project: CouchDB
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: Database Core, JavaScript View Server
>         Environment: All
>            Reporter: Maxime Garcia
>            Priority: Minor
>
> Nowadays, GPUs provide a considerable amount of power in parallel computing of shaders...
in screen rendering. For example, a standard GPU like ATI's HD 2900 XT gives 500 Gflops power
whereas a classic CPU gives only 8 Gflops.
> nVidia CUDA, OpenCL... it is underway.
> It is a computing mode that permits massive parallel computing on isolated data.
> o_O That sounds like docs in view building ?
> Yeah, exactly.
> The main idea is to make CouchDB View engine use these GPU (if available).
> Can you imagine the power of view building on a super CouchDB server with 4 PCI-Express
GPU cards ?
> Some infos (for example) :
> - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GPGPU
> (for FR : http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/General-Purpose_Processing_on_Graphics_Processing_Units
)
> - http://www.behardware.com/articles/744-1/opencl-democracy-for-gpu-computing.html
> (for FR : http://www.hardware.fr/articles/744-1/opencl-gpu-computing-enfin-democratise.html
)
> PS : This issue is submitted to make discussions happen on this crazy idea. Relax.
> I don't know how, but i think this could be a great improvement in the world of database,
and the Couch fits perfectly.
> What do you think about ?

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