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The EDS Parallel Relational Database System

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This paper describes the parallel Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) currently being designed and built by the ESPRIT II EDS project. The system components include a high performance distributed store parallel machine consisting of up to 256 processing elements connected by a delta network, an operating system designed for the parallel system, and a RDBMS which exploits both inter and intra query parallelism. The paper examines a vertical slice through the system, showing how the RDBMS, operating system and hardware contribute to the efficient parallel execution of database queries.

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Author(s): Watson P, Townsend P

Editor(s): America, P.

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: PRISMA Workshop on Parallel Database Systems

Year of Conference: 1991

Pages: 149-166

ISSN: 0302-9743 (Print) 1611-3349 (Online)

Publisher: Springer


DOI: 10.1007/3-540-54132-2_55

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Series Title: Lecture Notes in Computer Science

ISBN: 9783540541325