I will be giving my Hardware 201: Selecting and Sizing Hardware for OLTP Performance presentation at SQLSaturday #66 at 1:30PM today in Colorado Springs. Here is the abstract:
The foundation of database performance is the underlying server hardware and storage subsystem. Even the best designed and optimized database application can be crippled by an inadequate hardware and storage infrastructure. Recent advances in new processors and chipsets, along with improvements in magnetic and SSD storage have dramatically changed the evaluation and selection process compared to the past. Many database professionals struggle to keep up with new technology and often simply let someone else make their hardware selection and sizing decisions. Don’t let this happen to you! This session covers current and upcoming hardware from both Intel and AMD.
This should be another fun event!