TechEd Berlin – Microsoft and Intel session about SQL 2008 R2 on Intel Nehalem EX and tapping into 64 Cores!

Lonnye Bower from our team and Nitasha Chopra from Intel will be at TechEd Berlin next week! If you are attending and are a SQL Server geek that wants to hear about how to scale SQL Server 2008 R2 on Windows Server 2008 R2 and exploit 64 cores of power you must attend this session. Lonnye and Nitasha will talk about the recent Temenos benchmark done in Redmond, WA and how we achieved the world record for Temenos Core Banking.

If you are running any mission critical application on Windows/SQL this session will provide you with lots of insights on performance and scalability. Details of the session and speakers are below.

DAT303-IS - Performance Scalability and Reliability on Mission Critical Applications with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2008 R2

Session Type: Interactive Session

Track: Database Platform

Speaker(s): Lonnye Bower, Nitasha Chopra

Join us on a walk-through of the steps we took to improve performance of a SQL Server 2008 R2 Tier 1 Mission Critical Core Banking application by more than 30% . Learn the processes we followed that resulted in: - A world record number of transactions per second (tps), compared to other database platforms, for an ISV Partner application (specifics about the ISV and the application will be shared in the session as the details are pending public release) - Improving performance to push SQL Server to execute over 120,000 batches per second (YES! That's 120K batches per second!) - Overcoming the issues we encountered during the exercise You will garner tips and tricks used by Microsoft’s SQL Performance Group and SQL Server Customer Advisory Team (SQLCAT) to optimize mission critical customer applications. You will also be able to review the different hardware architectures (based on the Intel® Xeon® processor 7500 series) involved in the exercise and the limits that were pushed by each. At the end of this session, you will receive several simple takeaways to help you obtain better levels of performance out of your enterprise implementations.


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