[Haskell-cafe] Re: sizeFM type

Tomasz Zielonka t.zielonka at students.mimuw.edu.pl
Tue Apr 27 14:29:20 EDT 2004

On Mon, Apr 26, 2004 at 08:43:44PM -0400, ajb at spamcop.net wrote:
> > And re sizeFM, I would note that Google has more
> > than 2^31 pages indexed in memory.
> I would note, in addition, that they don't have that many pages indexed
> on a single machine.  Almost nobody has a database with that many records
> on a single machine, even those who have clusters of 64 bit machines.

It seems I qualify as almost nobody, cause I've had a database with more
than 2^34 records on a single IA32 machine. However, I wouldn't ever
think of loading the entire database to RAM.

Best regards,

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