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SQL Server 2005 Practical Troubleshooting: The Database Engine by Ken Henderson

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Chapter 8. SQLOS and Scheduling Issues

By Sameer Tejani

Today’s computer architectures are increasingly diverse and difficult to exploit for maximum performance and scalability. What yesterday was research is now widely used in the industry. Just looking back to several years ago, computers with multiple CPUs were rare. Nowadays, multiple CPUs are no longer a privilege of large corporations. With multicore CPUs available on the market, home computers already feature multiple CPUs in them. It is expected that tomorrow’s market of computers with a high number of CPUs and large amount of memory will become the mainstream. Such computer architectures as ...

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