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Archives: February 2012

What I Want For My Birthday

Dell has teased us with some images of their upcoming 12th Generation servers (that will support the Intel Sandy Bridge-EP processor). The PowerEdge R720xd is shown below. I want one of these…

Some more detailed information about these new servers is listed here.


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Posted in Glenn Berry's SQL Server Performance on 29 February 2012

SQL Server 2008/2008 R2 Diagnostic Queries for March 2012

Since it is nearly March, I will go ahead and jump the gun by a few days and post an updated version of my SQL Server 2008/2008 R2 Diagnostic Queries for March 2012.

For this version, I have added information about the latest SQL Server 2008 R2 Cumulative Updates Read more

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Posted in Glenn Berry's SQL Server Performance on 28 February 2012

New Cumulative Updates For SQL Server 2008 R2

On Feb 22, 2012, Microsoft released SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 Cumulative Update 5, which is Build 10.50.2806. This CU has 16 fixes listed.

If you are still on the SQL Server 2008 R2 RTM code branch, you would want to take a look at SQL Server 2008 R2… Read more

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Posted in Glenn Berry's SQL Server Performance on 24 February 2012

Behemoth of the Server Room?

Back during the PASS 2011 Summit in Seattle, I was interviewed by Tony Davis, Andrew Clark, and Rodney Landrum about hardware, storage subsystems and virtualization.  This was a fun little impromptu interview, filmed in a somewhat quiet location during the Summit.  It is always a little strange (at least for… Read more

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Posted in Glenn Berry's SQL Server Performance on 10 February 2012

Building or Buying a Desktop Based Development and Test Database Server

Back in April of 2011, I wrote a post that compared the merits of using an ancient, but actual rack mounted server versus a new desktop based system for testing and development work. It is pretty common for old retired Production server hardware to be passed down for use in… Read more

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Posted in Glenn Berry's SQL Server Performance on 6 February 2012

AMD 2012-2013 Server Roadmap

AMD had their 2012 Financial Analyst Day today, which is basically a dog and pony show for stock analysts.

Previously, AMD had talked about introducing a new G2012 platform in 2012/2013, which would use 10 and 20-core processors called Sepang and Terramar. Those plans have been cancelled, and what we…

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Posted in Glenn Berry's SQL Server Performance on 3 February 2012