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Emerging Trends in Database and Knowledge Based Machines The Application of Parallel Architectures to Smart Information Systems

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ISBN-10: 0818665521

ISBN-13: 9780818665523

Edition: 1995

Authors: Mahdi Abdelguerfi, Simon Lavington

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This book illustrates important ways in which new parallel hardware is being used to improve the speed and usefulness of a variety of information systems. It contains thirteen original papers that survey the latest trends in performance enhancing architectures for smart information systems. The machines featured in the text have been designed to support information systems ranging from relational databases to semantic networks and other artificial intelligence paradigms. In addition, many of the projects illustrated in the book contain generic architectural ideas that support higher-level requirements by using semantics-free hardware designs. The case studies describe add-on machines and…    
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Book details

List price: $82.00
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: IEEE Computer Society Press
Publication date: 4/13/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

Introduction: Parallel Database and Knowledge-Base Systems
Introduction and Scope
The Technical Context
Guide to the Rest of the Book
References
Database Machines
IDIOMS: A Multitransputer Database Machine
Introduction
The IDIOMS Collaborators
Overview of the IDIOMS Design
Details of the IDIOMS Database Engine
The Data Dictionary and System Control
Test Configuration
OLTP Performance
MIS Performance
Further Work
Conclusions
Acknowledgments
References
From DBC to MDBS--A Progression in Database Machine Research
A Tale of Two Database Machines
The Multibackend Database Supercomputer (MDBS)
The Database Computer (DBC)
A Contrast of MDBS and DBC
Concluding Remarks
Acknowledgments
References
Rinda: A Relational Database Processor for Large Databases
Introduction
System Design
Content Search Processor
Relational Operation Accelerating Processor
Performance Evaluation
Conclusion
Acknowledgments
References
Further Reading
A Paginated Set-Associate Architecture for Databases
Introduction
Associative Memory: A Brief State of the Art
System Functionality
Architecture and Implementation
An Example: Dereferencing
Performance Evaluation
Conclusion
Acknowledgments
References
Further Reading
Parallel Multi-Wavefront Algorithms for Pattern-Based Processing of Object-Oriented Databases
Introduction
Query Processing in OODBS
Identification Approach
Solving Pattern-Based Queries by Elimination
The Parallel Elimination Algorithm
Simulation Results
Implementation
Conclusion
Acknowledgments
References
The Datacycle Architecture: A Database Broadcast System
Introduction
An Overview of the Datacycle Architecture
VLSI Data-Filter
Query Processing
Transaction Processing
Multi-Application Directory Database
Ongoing Research
Summary
Acknowledgments
References
Using Massively-Parallel General Computing Platforms for DBMS
Industrial Database Supercomputer Exegesis: The DBC/1012, The NCR 3700, The Ynet, and The Bynet
Introduction
DBC/1012 Architecture and Components
Interconnection Networks Analysis
Interconnection Network Topologies
NCR 3700--The Next-Generation Database Computer
Conclusions and Observations
References
A Massively Parallel Indexing Engine Using DAP
Introduction
Free-Text Retrieval
A Customer with a Problem
Parallelism to the Rescue
Performance Metrication
Future Directions
Conclusion
References
Knowledge-Base Machines
The IFS/2: Add-on Support for Knowledge-Base Systems
Motivation
The Nature of Smart Information Systems
Functional Requirements
The IFS/2 Representation of Tuples and Sets
A Formalization of Search
An Architectural Framework for Active Memory
IFS/2 Hardware Design
The High-Level Language View of the IFS
IFS/2 Low-Level Procedural Interface
IFS/2 Performance
Conclusions
Acknowledgments
References
EDS: An Advanced Parallel Database Server
Introduction
Parallel EDS Machine
EMEX--The EDS Operating System
EDBS--The Parallel EDS Database System
Advanced Functionality: Complex Query Handling
OLTP Performance
Conclusion
Acknowledgments
References
A Parallel and Distributed Environment for Database Rule Processing: Open Problems and Future Directions
Introduction
The DADO Multiprocessor
The Parulel Language and Meta-Rules
Incremental Update of Rule Programs
Copy-and-Constrain
Runtime Reorganization
Applications
Specialized Hardware for Knowledge-Base Systems
Conclusion
Acknowledgments
References
Artificial Intelligence Machines
IXM2: A Parallel Associative Processor for Knowledge Processing
Introduction
Semantic Network Processing
IXM2 Architecture
Programming the IXM2
Parallel Processing Using Associative Memories
Performance Evaluation
Discussions
Conclusion
Acknowledgments
References
Further Reading
An Overview of the Knowledge Crunching Machine
Introduction
Basic Design Decisions
Hardware Architecture
Software Architecture
Evaluation
Conclusion and Perspectives
Acknowledgments
References