Parallel Database Systems: PRISMA Workshop, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, September 24-26, 1990. Proceedings.

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Pierre America
Springer Science & Business Media, Jun 26, 1991 - Computers - 433 pages
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This volume presents the proceedings of a workshop on parallel database systems organized by the PRISMA (Parallel Inference and Storage Machine) project. The invited contributions by internationally recognized experts give a thorough survey of several aspects of parallel database systems. The second part of the volume gives an in-depth overview of the PRISMA system. This system is based on a parallel machine, where the individual processors each have their own local memory and communicate with each other over a packet-switched network. On this machine a parallel object-oriented programming language, POOL-X, has been implemented, which provides dedicated support for database systems as well as general facilities for parallel programming. The POOL-X system then serves as a platform for a complete relational main-memory database management system, which uses the parallelism of the machine to speed up significantly the execution of database queries. The presentation of the PRISMA system, together with the invited papers, gives a broad overview of the state of the art in parallel database systems.
 

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Contents

Languages for Parallel Programming
3
Henri Bal Free University of Amsterdam
24
Kjell Bratbergsengen University of Trondheim
44
Filippo Cacace Politecnico di Milano Stefano Ceri University di Modena
63
Towards General Purpose
99
Parallel Associative Processing for Knowledge Bases
112
The EDS Parallel Relational Database System
149
PRISMA a Platform for Experiments with Parallelism
169
Carel van den Berg Martin Kersten CWI Amsterdam
242
Performance Analysis of a Dynamic Query Processing Scheme
259
Evaluation of a Communication Architecture by Means of Simulation
275
A Parallel Implementation of the EQUIP Expert System
294
POOLX and its Implementation
309
Automatic Recovery of a Parallel Stable File System
345
The POOMA Architecture
365
The POOMA Operating System
396

Peter Apers University of Twente Bob Hertzberger University of Amsterdam
193
Marcel Beemster University of Amsterdam
229
Parallel Query Execution in PRISMADB
424
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