Esen A. Ozkarahan, Kemal Oflazer

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It is a well accepted fact that the introduction of LSI into computer hardware design has changed the design philosophy. With the LSI's being the basic building blocks of computer structures, it is now possible to achieve modular hardware which can be dynamic or reconfigurable under software guidance. As the database machines are evolving into a new architectural class exploiting cellular and associative features, it is now possible to realize their design in view of the new hardware constriants introduced by the LSI technology. Starting with an existing static database machine design which utilizes a special purpose hardwired microprocessor, various ways of accomplishing a modular dynamic design with off-the-shelf microprocessors are being investigated. Trade-offs are discussed and the details of proposed architectural configurations are given. For each approach considered, the rationale for microprocessor applicability, along with requirements placed on microprocessor characteristics, are specified.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
EventInt Conf on Very Large Data Bases, 4th, Proc - W Berlin, W Ger
Duration: 13 Sep 197815 Sep 1978


OtherInt Conf on Very Large Data Bases, 4th, Proc
CityW Berlin, W Ger


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Ozkarahan, E. A., & Oflazer, K. (2017). MICROPROCESSOR BASED MODULAR DATABASE PROCESSORS.. 300-311. Paper presented at Int Conf on Very Large Data Bases, 4th, Proc, W Berlin, W Ger, .