Microprocessor Based Modular Database Processors.

Esen A. Ozkarahan, Kemal Oflazer: Microprocessor Based Modular Database Processors. VLDB 1978: 300-311
  author    = {Esen A. Ozkarahan and
               Kemal Oflazer},
  editor    = {S. Bing Yao},
  title     = {Microprocessor Based Modular Database Processors},
  booktitle = {Fourth International Conference on Very Large Data Bases, September
               13-15, 1978, West Berlin, Germany},
  publisher = {IEEE Computer Society},
  year      = {1978},
  pages     = {300-311},
  ee        = {db/conf/vldb/OzkarahanO78.html},
  crossref  = {DBLP:conf/vldb/78},
  bibsource = {DBLP,}


It is a well accepted fact that the introduction of LSI into computer hardware design has changed the design philosophy. With the LSI's being the basic building blocks of computer structures, it is now possible to achieve modular hardware which can be dynamic or reconfigurable under software guidance. As the database machines are evolving into a new architectural class exploiting cellular and associative features, it is now possible to realize their design in view of the new hardware constraints introduced by the LSI technology. Startinq with an existing static database machine design with utilizes a special purpose hardwired microprocessor, various ways of accomplishing a modular dynamic design with off-the-shelf microporocessors are being investigated. Trade-offs are discussed and the details of proposed architectural configurations are given. For each approach considered, the rationale for microprocessor applicability, along with requirements placed on microprocessor characteristics, are specified.

Copyright © 1978 by The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Inc. (IEEE). Abstract used with permission.

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Chyuan Shiun Lin, Diane C. P. Smith, John Miles Smith: The Design of a Rotating Associative Array Memory for a Relational Database Management Application. ACM Trans. Database Syst. 1(1): 53-65(1976) BibTeX
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Referenced by

  1. Asuman Dogac, Peter P. Chen, N. Erol: The Design and Implementation of an Integrity Subsystem for the Relational DBMS RAP. ER 1985: 295-302
  2. Asuman Dogac, Esen A. Ozkarahan: A Generalized DBMS Implementation on a Database Machine. SIGMOD Conference 1980: 133-143
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