I have not had too much time to blog lately but here is a great result from SQL Server 2005 x64 on Dell Poweredge 2800 with Dual-Code Intel Xeon.

http://www.tpc.org/tpcc/results/tpcc_result_detail.asp?id=105092601

The $0.99 Price/Performance number is a great results that proves how far we came on pushing the cost of technology down. For a little over $38K, being able to drive close to 31K users on the standard edition of SQL Server 2005 and Windows 2003 is just phenomenal. I think dual-core should take off (if it has not already) from here.

 

Enjoy.