Memory combining in Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012

I’ve spent that last few weeks studying the memory architecture of Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012. Windows and Windows Server has always had sharable memory where portions of DLLs and EXEs will have a single copy in physical memory (synonymous with RAM) and all of the applications that need them will simply reference the…

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Can a process be limited on how much physical memory it uses?

I’ve been asked a lot of great questions lately and thought I’d post some of them. As you might know, I am one of the instructors of the popular workshop “Vital Signs” which teaches students Windows architecture and how to identify performance bottlenecks. One of the instructors recently had a student who asked if a…

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