arrayed database?

Peter Stockwell peter at sanger.otago.ac.nz
Sun Jul 23 15:55:29 EST 1995

David Womble (dwomble at cmb.biosci.wayne.edu) wrote:

> I would like to purchase a high performance hard disk array for the 
> machine on which we run GCG.  Is it possible to distribute the database 
> across the arrayed disks to increase search performance?

> --
> David D. Womble
> Center for Molecular Medicine and     Phone:  313-577-2374
> Genetics, Wayne State University      Fax:    313-577-6200
> 5047 Gullen Mall, Detroit, MI 48202   E-mail: dwomble at cmb.biosci.wayne.edu

You don't mention what operating system you are using.  If UNIX then
you can easily distribute the DB by linking files.  This allows files
to reside on any accessible* drive while appearing as directory
entries where ever you wish.

I'm not sure that the GCG installation procedures will necessarily do
this easily - you may need to decompose or edit command files to make
it work.

* accessible = readable by NFS or UFS from the GCG system.

Peter A. Stockwell

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