I've seen a lot of requests around a whitepaper on performance and deployment. We have a greenbook that recently released that is available for download. Unfortunately, it's not linked from the MSDN and TechNet sites just yet. :-( - I'll ping the MSDN and TechNet teams. Of course, for more MCMS deployment information, there is a whitepaper on MCMS deployment with AC which is linked from the MCMS TechNet site that you should check out.

Abstract of the Performance Greenbook.

Demonstrates how to plan your MCMS 2002 deployment to maximize performance, how to estimate site capacity with transaction cost analysis, and provides best practices and instructions for installing an MCMS 2002, 13-computer, 3-tier, sample, secure deployment that can easily be scaled out to meet the needs of your enterprise. Additionally, it provides troubleshooting tips and answers frequently asked questions about installing and using MCMS 2002.