[Beowulf] PostgreSQL

Joachim Worringen joachim at ccrl-nece.de
Fri Aug 20 03:58:01 EDT 2004

Michael Will wrote:
> 3. implement shared memory on a cluster (yuck) and pretend to be SMP
> This requires a high speed low latency interconnect in order to run performant,
> and definitely is no longer pure commodity hardware.

Take a look at http://www.linuxlabs.com/clusgres.html. It uses SCI for 
remote shared memory with low-latency access. The PCI-SCI interface is 
about $1000/node.


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