SQL2008 R2: IA64 vs x64 vs x86 Who Will Win the Workload Race?
Thomas Grohser (=tg=)
With the new SQL Server 2008 release, up to 256 CPU cores are possible. ITANIUM IA64, the high end CPU from Intel --what's the difference to the x64 platform? When does it make sense to use it and when not? What can be expected, what's a myth and what is reality? And is there still a place for the x86 - 32 bit platform?. This session will also give you some insight on how memory is accessed and explain what NUMA is and why it is a good thing.
Based on several years of experience in a mixed SQL Server environment (IA64, x64 and x86), find out who the real winner is going to be (surprises not excluded).
Register now for PASS European Conference 2010
Return to complete session listings