Project RAPID is a hardware-software co-design project targeting large-scale data management and analysis. RAPID aims to improve the energy efficiency of database-processing systems by an order of magnitude over today's solutions. To achieve these savings, RAPID leverages a heterogenous hardware architecture combined with architecture-conscious software.
RAPID is a large project started in the Spring of 2011 and is looking for engineers with backgrounds in databases, system software, and computer architecture. Please go to https://www.oracle.com/corporate/careers/index.html if you are interested in this effort.