The VLDB Journal (2016) 25:623–624 DOI 10.1007/s00778-016-0440-7 GUEST EDITORIAL 1 2 3 Peter Boncz · Wolfgang Lehner · Thomas Neumann Published online: 29 August 2016 © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016 While database systems have long enjoyed a “free ride” with The paper “Characterization of the Impact of Hardware ever-increasing clock cycles of the CPU, in the last decade Islands on OLTP” by Danica Porobic, Ippokratis Pandis, this increase stalled. On the computational side, we have seen Miguel Branco, Pinar Tozun, and Anastasia Ailamaki of an ever-increasing number of cores as well as the advent of EPFL presents extensive experimentation of controlled com- specialized computing units ranging from GPUs via FPGA putational locality in OLTP. The idea is to recognize the to chips with speciﬁc extensions. On the memory side, we non-uniform memory access cost and also memory consis- not only observe a signiﬁcant growth of the capacity of tency management cost (CPU cache consistency protocol) main memory, but a continued large performance impact of in multi-socket systems, and to partition computation to RAM latency on data access cost, recently aggravated by occur on certain subsets of the multi-cores. So-called hard- increasing NUMA effects. Storage-wise we have witnessed ware islands
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