18 July 2017

That Horizontal Boogie

It seems to me, perhaps alone, that the venue for Big Data (lots of machines munging lots of data) shrinks as time goes on. 64 bit address space covers lots of cases. And the power of the RDBMS just gets wider. Here's a quote from an AnandTech review of a new crypto motherboard:
Like other boards targeted at mining, there are a plethora of PCIe x1 slots. Having several PCIe x1 slots on mining motherboards make it more cost effective to simply add more video cards into a single system, rather than expanding to additional systems.

The horizontal boogie is fun in some circumstances. Not so much in others.

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