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Solid State Tapes–Prelaunch News!

In the world of data it’s always been about speed. SSD’s have become very common on consumer machines and not unusual in corporate datacenters.   Read more...
By Andy Warren 2014/03/31 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: blogs
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Selecting an Appropriate Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2 Family Processor for SQL Server 2012

Intel has finally released the 22nm Xeon E5-2600 v2 Family (Ivy Bridge-EP) of processors that will be used in two-socket...  Read more...
By 2013/09/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: blogs
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The Great Laptop Search of 2013

It’s time for a new laptop. I don’t think it’s time, as I love the Macbook Air I bought a...  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2013/04/05 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: blogs
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Benchmark SQL Server Disk Latency

Typically, I am a big advocate of performance monitor but one place I commonly see performance monitor being misused is with benchmarking...  Read more...
By jsterrett 2013/03/06 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: blogs
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Windows 2012 for the DBA Setting Your Server to High Performance

Hello Dear Reader!  I’ve been doing a lot of work with Windows Server 2012 lately.  The interface is wildly different...  Read more...
By SQLBalls 2013/02/27 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: blogs
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Running SQLIO with Multiple Files

Not exactly groundbreaking information, but were you aware that you can run SQLIO with multiple files?  Until a couple months...  Read more...
By StrateSQL 2013/02/21 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: blogs
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A Tale of Four Laptops

With the release of the 22nm Ivy Bridge microarchitecture less than three weeks away, at the end of April 2012,...  Read more...
By 2012/04/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: blogs
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Fundamentals of Storage Systems, IO Latency and SQL Server

A Thousand Men Marching Still Only March As Fast As One Man. la·ten·cy - Computers . the time required to locate the first bit or character in a storage location, expressed as access timeminus word time. Often when talking to people...  Read more...
By Wesley Brown 2011/03/01 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: blogs
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New Version of CPU-Z (1.57) has Been Released

On February 18, Franck Delattre released version 1.57 of the very useful CPU-Z Utility. Here is a list of the...  Read more...
By GlennBerry 2011/02/23 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: blogs
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Is CPU-Z Risky To Run on a Production Server?

There was a conversation on Twitter recently (with the #sqlhelp hashtag) about whether it was completely safe to run the...  Read more...
By GlennBerry 2011/02/23 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: blogs
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Another Example of CPU Throttling Due to Balanced Power Plan in Windows Server 2008 R2

Here is another example CPU throttling from someone who had a server running with the default “Balanced” Power Plan in...  Read more...
By GlennBerry 2011/01/24 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: blogs
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SQL Server Workload Types and Hardware Selection

There are two primary relational workload types that SQL Server commonly has to deal with, the first being Online Transaction...  Read more...
By GlennBerry 2011/01/03 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: blogs
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Handy Hardware Assessment Tools For SQL Server

Here is a small selection of useful tools for getting some specific hardware information from any Windows based system you...  Read more...
By GlennBerry 2010/11/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: blogs
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MySpace Using SSDs

Glenn Barry (blog, twitter) posted a note about MySpace using Fusion-IO PCi-E cards to replace hard drives in their systems....  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2009/12/24 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: blogs
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HP Mini Netbook – Day 2

I arrived in Richmond, VA this morning earlier than expected. I was meeting a few people and things were pushed back, so I had the chance to go by Best Buy and find a USB->VGA adapter. Apparently they don’t have the HP VGA cable, so I got this adapter...  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2009/07/10 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: blogs
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It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas……

We got something good in the mail last week! Some quick observations: The build quality is outstanding. Nothing cheap at all about this card. The engineering that has gone into this shows in every way. It is made up of modules that...   Read more...
By Wesley Brown 2009/06/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: blogs
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Understanding File System IO, Lessons Learned From SQL Server

I do more than just SQL Server. I enjoy programming. In my former life I have worked with C/C++ and Assembler. I also spent quite a bit of time in Visual Basic. I loved it for prototyping and what we now call RAD development efforts.  Read more...
By Wesley Brown 2009/06/08 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: blogs
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SSD, The Game Changer

I’ve often described SQL Server to people new to databases as a data pump. Just like a water pump, you have limited capacity to move water in or out of a system usually measured in gallons per hour. If you want to upgrade your pumping systems it can be...  Read more...
By Wesley Brown 2009/04/21 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: blogs
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Netbooks - Hands On Review

The other day I was wandering around Best Buy and noticed that they had a few netbooks for sale. I stopped by because I've considered using one for presentations and some light travel, instead of lugging around my full sized notebook. Vacations, maybe...  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2009/03/11 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: blogs
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