John Sequeira


Sunday, November 19, 2006
The coming (database) singularity

From a technical perspective, the important things to know about Calpont is there is no operating system, there is no database (and therefore no database license fees) and there are no disks. This may seem a little far-fetched but Calpont has implemented what would otherwise be the database via SQL on a chip and all data is held in memory. Standard systems range in capacity from 20Gb to 128Gb and you can network these together (in theory as many as you like but in practice Calpont is targeting configurations up to 1Tb).

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'How LIVEPC's Work'

"We did an experiment with a moderately sized LivePC, of size 1.2 GB. On a DSL connection, it took about 200 minutes to download the entire LivePC VM image. With our optimizations, the LivePC was ready to run after transferring 5% of its blocks, which took about 10 minutes. Furthermore, if you don't like the looks of the LivePC after trying it once, you can simply delete it. Left on its own, the LivePC Engine will eventually fetch all the blocks."

Stateless LinuxWinXP? ... I like it.
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