> ...faster than rival computational, client products that run on a single, multi-core machine.
> VectorWise achieves this by allowing standard SQL applications to access the compute power on multi-core chips while serving up huge blocks of data, Ingres said
> In some cases, people are writing hand-coded programs against flat files.
> Instead of managing data buffers in random access memory, VectorWise uses the cache on the underlying chip, while all instructions are loaded from cache onto a multi-core chip
> VectorWise also transfers a large amount of data to get around the fact that while processors are speeding up, discs can only go so fast: VectorWise will read up to 500kilobytes of data compared to the usual rate of between four and eight kilobytes
I've had a good giggle, now for some clarification please. Regfail logo seemed right at first but I think this is a windup so here's one better