Tag Archives: Processors

Interview on RunAsRadio #281 with Richard Campbell

I recently had a chance to record a 33 minute podcast interview on RunAs Radio #281 with Richard Campbell, where I talked about the licensing changes in SQL Server 2012 and how to select your new hardware to minimize your … Continue reading

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Tuesday Hardware Tidbits, Nov 29, 2011

Since Microsoft is moving to core-based licensing for SQL Server 2012 Enterprise Edition, with a minimum of four physical core licenses per physical socket, I have had a few questions about what is the “best” quad-core processor to choose for … Continue reading

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SQL Server 2012 Licensing and Hardware Considerations

Last week, Microsoft announced some pretty fundamental changes in how SQL Server 2012 will be licensed compared to previous versions of SQL Server. With SQL Server 2012, there will be three main Editions of SQL Server. These are Enterprise Edition, … Continue reading

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Intel Processor Information

Here is a small collection of links to tools for measuring and evaluating mobile and desktop processors, along with some marketing hype from Intel about Sandy Bridge. CPU Reviewer Kit for Intel Sandy Bridge Intel Processor Comparison Tool How to … Continue reading

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