|Instead of traditional disk-based queries and an approach that slows performance via memory latencies and processors waiting for data to be fetched from the memory, IBM envisions in-GPU-memory tables as technology that could, in addition to disk tables, significantly accelerate database processing. According to a patent filed by the company, "GPU enabled programs are well suited to problems that involve data-parallel computations where the same program is executed on different data with high arithmetic intensity."|
Interesting concept. A properly parallelized database engine could revolutionize the database world. I know we could use something like this at work where our servers use a ton of database calls to render vector maps for GIS.