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Re: Parallel processing with ForkManager

by sundialsvc4 (Abbot)
on Sep 20, 2012 at 13:34 UTC ( #994664=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Parallel processing with ForkManager

I tend to agree that it probably would be stoppered-up by the capacity of the database server.   And let’s face it ... neither a 100MB text-file nor a 5GB database is, by today’s standards, that large.   Maybe you could make some read-only copies of the database at various places.   Maybe you could optimize the search process in the database in some useful way.   In general, I just think that trying to cluster this thing is going to be a lot of trouble, for doubtful benefit.

Clustering works really well when the workload is primarily CPU-bound and when there are no resource-contentions.   Here, both of these are not-the-case.

Edit:   BrowserUK’s subsequent recommendation to use temporary tables and a join-query, below, is in my view unquestionably the best approach to take in this case.   Now, nothing but the bulk move-in and the bulk move-out is “happening over the wire.”   The computer gets the essential job done in one step, and strictly within its own optimized world.

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