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SQL Server 2012 Core Factor Table for AMD Processors

As of April 1, 2012, Microsoft has a new SQL Server 2012 Core Factor Table for AMD processors. You can download it here (PDF warning). The complete SQL Server 2012 Licensing Overview is here. The most relevant part of this … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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New TPC-E Benchmark for HP DL385 G7

Somewhat unnoticed during the holiday season, HP has submitted a new TPC-E benchmark for the DL385 G7 two socket database server, equipped with two 32nm 2.6GHz AMD Opteron 6282SE processors. This system, with 256GB of RAM and 84 spindles (in … Continue reading

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A SQL Server Hardware Nugget A Day – Day 18

For Day 18 of the series, we will talk about AMD Turbo CORE technology. AMD Turbo CORE is a technology that was recently introduced in the AMD Phenom desktop processor, but the way AMD is going to implement it in … Continue reading

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A SQL Server Hardware Nugget A Day – Day 12

In Day 12 of this series, we will be talking about AMD Opteron Processor Numbering. Advanced Micro Devices  (AMD) has various versions of the Opteron family that are meant for server use. When assessing AMD processors, it is very helpful … Continue reading

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A SQL Server Hardware Nugget A Day – Day 9

For Day 9 of my SQL Server hardware series, I want to give my current recommended AMD Processor List for different sizes of database servers and different workload types. There is not as much change on the AMD front as … Continue reading

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A SQL Server Hardware Nugget A Day – Day 4

Day 4 of this series is about the upcoming AMD “Bulldozer” family of processors that is due to be released in Q3 2011. This will be a 32nm processor that will be used in both desktop systems and server systems. … Continue reading

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