Did you notice the sea change taking place in big data computing?
Multicore processors are redefining the compute density of a single server. When fully leveraged with the right software, multicore processors can provide aggressive parallelism to tackle big data challenges, outperforming much more expensive cluster computing.
Today, 4 AMD Opteron 6000 12-core processors in a single server can be more effective, green and cost friendly than relying on a cluster. A single-box solution removes cross-machine communication delays. With a cluster, you incur additional reliability overhead to accommodate the very real case that a single node goes down; but within a single multicore box, the probability of any single core going down is negligible. In a cluster, you incur overhead distributing data across a network; within a single multicore server, no such overhead is required.
It all rests on the software you choose to build and deploy. Shouldn’t you make software design decisions based on where the industry is going – dense computing – rather than where it's been – distributed computing?
On October 7, this coming Thursday, Pervasive CTO Mike Hoskins and Pervasive DataRush Chief Technologist Jim Falgout will discuss how a single box utilizing Pervasive DataRush can deliver incredible performance while saving you the expense, overhead and maintenance of a cluster. Register now.