Issue No. 06 - November/December (1991 vol. 11)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/40.108569
<p>An experimental VLSI accelerator research prototype designed and fabricated for relational data filtering is described. It performs high-speed associative search and aggregation operations for formatted databases. For unformatted databases, an experimental fast string search VLSI accelerator that provides a few orders-of-magnitude improvement in text search speed has been developed. The VLSI accelerators have precise instruction sets and hardware interfaces that facilitate their integration into general-purpose computer systems and dedicated systems. Application of the accelerators to both general-purpose and dedicated computer systems is discussed. Related work is examined.</p>
K. C. Lee, V. W. Mak, G. E. Herman and T. M. Hickey, "VLSI Accelerators for Large Database Systems," in IEEE Micro, vol. 11, no. , pp. 8-20, 1991.