PASS just announced today the next occurrence of 24 Hours of PASS (24HOP), which is called the Summit Preview version. I will be doing a session called Hardware 301: Diving Deeper into Database Hardware at 21:00 (9PM) GMT, which is 5PM Eastern US and 2PM Western US time on September 7.
Here is the abstract:
Making the right hardware selection decisions is extremely important for database scalability. Having properly sized and configured hardware can both increase application performance and reduce capital expenses dramatically. Unfortunately, there are so many different choices and options available when it comes to selecting hardware and storage subsystems, it is very easy to make bad choices based on outmoded conventional wisdom. This session will give you a framework for how to pick the right hardware and storage subsystem for your workload type. You will learn how to evaluate and compare key hardware components, such as processors, chipsets, and memory. You will also learn how to evaluate and compare different types of storage subsystems for different database workload types. This session will give you the knowledge you need to make sure you get the best performance and scalability possible from your hardware budget!
Shameless book plug coming… If you want to get even more background information on this subject to prepare you to get more out of the session, you might consider buying my SQL Server Hardware book!
You can also read Configuring the Storage Subsystem on Simple-Talk.com to get some good background on storage subsystems.
Click here to register for 24HOP.