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Re: [glas] introducing the storage concept, a first interface specification

From: Patrick Kowalzick (patrick.kowalzick_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-01-20 08:31:36

> One of the reasons we want to have this discussion now is that algorithms
> may be (and usually are) different for different forms of storage. For
> example, when data are stored on disk or distributed on a network, the
> algorithms change. So, algorithms may have to know how data are stored in
> order to optimize data access.

Do you have an example for that?

E.g. when a matrix is too big to fit in memory, it is not the algorithm
which selects to save parts of the data on disk. IMO it is the operating
system which swaps out data.