College of Engineering and Polymer Science

Date of Last Revision

2023-05-05 20:33:27


Computer Science

Honors Course

Senior Honors Project in Computer Science 3460 - 498

Number of Credits


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2022


This research project will be focused on parallel processing as it is used with database management systems to process data. Specifically, the goal is to see if creating a database management system with parallel processing at the forefront of its data processing can offer enough of an efficiency increase to warrant using it against a sequential database management system and is it possible to make that system just as reliable as those databases without parallel processing. A parallel processed database will be created with a focus on monitoring its data reliability and consistency. It will then be compared to two sequential databases to compare their performance and determine the effectiveness of the parallel processed database. This project has resulted in both the creation of a sequential database and a parallel processed database. Numerous tests have been run on both, and while it may be very beneficial to allow for a database to have parallel capabilities, the efficiency and speed up that a parallel database may have over a sequential do not warrant the use and creation of it with the technologies used at this time.

Research Sponsor

Yingcai Xiao

First Reader

Timothy O'Neil

Second Reader

Zhong-Hui Duan

Honors Faculty Advisor

Zhong-Hui Duan



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