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MSDN Webcast: SQL Server 2008 R2 Support for Up to 256 Logical Processors (Level 200)

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Executive Summary

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 introduces support for greater than 64 logical processors, supporting up to 256 logical processors on the Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system. The presenter of this webcast discusses the importance of being able to scale to 256 logical processors, examine the methodology Microsoft employed to validate performance and scalability of SQL Server 2008 R2, and provide details on SQL Server scalability tests and the hardware platforms the tests ran on. The presenter also discusses architectural innovations that made it possible for SQL Server 2008 R2 to scale beyond 64 logical processors and share SQL Server best practices.

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