Back in the day, servers with 8 to 32 CPUs were big iron. Soon commodity servers will have 8 or more CPU cores, 128GB of RAM and thousands of IO operations per second to local disks.
While the Falcon community might have you think that Falcon is the storage engine for this future platform, the InnoDB community is also working hard to improve scalability and maintain its role as an amazing storage engine.
I will speak about changes in the code that we and others have made and the impact of those changes on performance. The results are significant.
Details on my talk are here. I am speaking on Thursday, April 17 at 11:55AM.