As always, I am a little late, but I want to jump on the bandwagon and mention the recent MySQL Cluster milestone of passing 1 billion
queries per minute. Apart from echoing the arbitrarily large ransom demand of Dr Evil, what does this mean?
Obviously 1 billion is only of interest to us humans as we generally happen to have 10 fingers, and seem to name multiples in steps of 10^3 for some reason
. Each processor involved in this benchmark is clocked at several billion cycles per second, so a single billion is not so vast or fast.
Measuring over a minute also feels unnatural for a computer performance benchmark - we are used to lots of things happening every second! A minute is a long time in silicon.
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