In this paper, a commercial FPGA coprocessor board is used to accelerate the processing of queries on a relational database that contains texts and images. FPGA designs for text searching and image matching are described and their performances summarized. A potential design for a database JOIN operator is then studied. A query optimization preprocessor is then proposed.
Jean, J. S.,
& Zhang, B.
(2001). Query Processing with an FPGA Coprocessor Board. Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering and Reconfigurable Systems and Algorithms.