Patent Number: 8,880,551

Title: Field oriented pipeline architecture for a programmable data streaming processor

Abstract: A distributed data processing system executes database operations, and includes a first group of host processors and a second group of job processing units (JPUs). A software application for executing database operations executes in a distributed fashion with portions of the database application executing on at least one central database processor and other portions executing on the data storage processors. At least a portion of the database application is implemented within and/or coordinated by a communication process that is executing the communication protocol. The communication process implements a load balancing function in front of the host processors, the load balancing function directing individual transactions to selected processors so as to evenly distribute workload.

Inventors: Hinshaw; Foster D. (Somerville, MA), Andraka; Raymond A. (North Kingstown, RI), Meyers; David L. (Shrewsbury, MA), Miller; Sharon L. (Boxborough, MA), Stewart; William K. (Lexington, MA)

Assignee: IBM International Group B.V.

International Classification: G06F 17/30 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-04 0:00:00