[Beowulf] PostgreSQL

Andrew Piskorski atp at piskorski.com
Thu Aug 19 23:07:39 EDT 2004


On Thu, Aug 19, 2004 at 11:46:44AM -0400, Roberto Melo Cavalcante wrote:

> If so, does PostgreSQL is really taking advantage of the cluster? I mean 
> does it see the entire cluster as one machine?

The short answer is, "No!"  There's a bit more to it than that,
though.  AFAIK, there is no readily available production worthy RDBMS,
anywhere, that works well and seamlessly on a low-cost Beowulf type
cluster.  There are, however, many partially complete approaches and
plenty of room for further R&D.  For some links to additional info,
see my contributions to this thread:

  http://openacs.org/forums/message-view?message_id=128060

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Andrew Piskorski <atp at piskorski.com>
http://www.piskorski.com/
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