[Beowulf] SSDs for HPC?

Greg Lindahl lindahl at pbm.com
Tue Apr 8 20:28:21 PDT 2014

On Tue, Apr 08, 2014 at 02:12:58PM +0000, Lux, Jim (337C) wrote:
> Consider something
> like a credit card processing system.  This is going to have a lot of "add
> at the end" transaction data.  As opposed to, say, a library catalog where
> books are checked out essentially at random, and you update the "check
> out/check in" status, and writes are sprinkled randomly through out the
> data.

The way most NoSQL databases work, the library catalog would also do
sequential writes. All updates, no matter where, are sequential

They're not your father's SQL database.

-- greg

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