At the Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC) on Nov 6th this announcement was made but for the next version :). Yup, Windows Server 2008 R2 and SQL Server – Kilimanjaro (As announced at the BI Conference earlier) will start to remove the limit of 64 logical processors to 256 logical processors. This is really a cool announcement. I seem to have caught up with this a bit late, nevertheless wanted to drop a blog around this.
Now how many customers use this is a different question. But if you have seen customers using above 64 logical procs, then drop a comment and would be really interesting to know. Now this can open up doors for large geo-consolidation servers, partioning databases in a single large instance, utilization of single instance having ultra-large databases etc. Now, if you are thinking already on this it is NOT as far as you think, it is first half of 2010 that this product will be available. You will hear on a CTP or Beta sometime next year sometime (I guess).
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