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Demands of Peta-scale Computing

The Database Demands of Peta-scale Computing

Let’s take a brief look at the challenges for next-generation databases. In the previous article we discussed that as data volumes grow towards the peta-scale and beyond, most traditional databases find it difficult…

Python threading and its caveats

Python Threading and its Caveats

As a rapid application development language, Python is highly preferred for being easy to use, feature-rich and robust. With multi-core processors now becoming more ubiquitous, one would expect Python programs to exploit redundant…

Concept of transactional memory

CodeSport (January 2011)

Welcome to this month’s CodeSport, in which we discuss the concept of transactional memory, with a focus on software transactional memory. In last month’s column, we featured a bunch of questions on operating…

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