Archives: October 2009
As promised and update on what has happened so far. A correction needs to be made. the P800 is a PCIe 1.0 card so the bandwidth is cut in half from 4GB/sec to 2GB/sec.
My CDW rep did get me in contact with an HP technical rep who actually knew… Read more
I love visiting Seattle, even in November. Getting to catch up with old friends and meet new people is always the highlight of my trip. Don’t get me wrong, the training is awesome and I always learn so much, but I am a social creature. I can always go to… Read more
I have had the pleasure of being a vendor, and technical support for both hardware and software products. I know it isn’t easy. I know it isn’t always possible to fix everything. The level of support I’ve received from HP on my current issue is just unacceptable. This is made… Read more
I’ll be on the Twitter Bingo card along with a lot of other great SQL Server folks at Pass! Quest Software/SQLServerPedia are sponsoring this event. This is an opportunity for you to meet lots of folks and expand your circle of SQL friends. It’s also a great opportunity for me… Read more
This isn’t exactly related to SQL Server. I did effect my productivity. I am a monitor junkie. I love multi-monitor setups and have had them for a very long time. Today, having two monitors is trivial. Almost every video card on the market supports two displays. If you want more… Read more
In my last post The Basics of Spinning Disks we covered hard drives, the back bone of our IO system.
This installment we will cover what connects the controller to the computer.
Disk controllers use a system bus to talk to your CPU and memory. It also determines the maximum… Read more
I’ve been blogging for a few months. During that time I’ve received comments about my grammar, sentence construction and paragraph construction. I have taken this criticism to heart. I have only had two specific comments about my writing style so I have a point to start from. Like most of… Read more
I’ve toyed with the CLR in SQL Sever 2005 off and on since the first Yukon beta had it enabled. And I’ll be honest with you, I was not a fan.It wasn’t like “YOU got chocolate in my peanut butter!” kind of moment for me. I really thought it was… Read more