Encyclopedia of Big Data Technologies

2019 Edition
| Editors: Sherif Sakr, Albert Y. Zomaya

Emerging Hardware Technologies

  • Xuntao ChengEmail author
  • Cheng Liu
  • Bingsheng He
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-77525-8_170


This chapter introduces emerging hardware technologies such as GPUs, x86-based many-core processors, and die-stacked DRAMs, which have significant impacts on big data applications.


This chapter introduces emerging hardware technologies and their impacts on big data applications. For processors, this chapter includes GPUs, Intel Xeon Phi many-core processors, FPGAs, and specialized processors. This chapter also covers many new memory technologies such as die-stacked DRAMs, storage class memory, etc. At last, we introduce network interconnects.


We introduce emerging hardware including processors, memory, hard disk, and network. On the processors, we focus on many-core processors (GPUs and Intel Xeon Phi), FPGA, and specialized hardware.

Many-Core Processors


Graphics processing units (GPUs) are specialized processors initially designed to alter memory at a massive scale and fast speed to accelerate the creation of images. They have been redesigned to...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Nanyang Technological UniversityJurong WestSingapore
  2. 2.National University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore