Hyper-V and VHD Performance – Dynamic vs. Fixed

My name is Tim Litton, I work as a Program Manager within the Microsoft Windows Server team, and my particular area of focus is performance optimization for Hyper-V.   With the recent release of Hyper-V, customers are starting to ask us how to configure Hyper-V to get the best performance.  It’s generally recognized that there…

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Getting system topology information on Windows

On Windows Server 2008 and later, applications can programmatically get information about how the underlying hardware components relate to one another.  Examples include spatial locality and memory latency.  This article describes how developers can get the system topology information and use it to build scalable solutions on multi-processor and NUMA (Non-Uniform Memory Architecture) systems. To…

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