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  • Blog Post: Fewer Hardware Locks and Greater Parallelism

    Windows Server 2008 R2 (aka Windows 7) has been optimized to run more efficiently on modern CPU architectures. Minimizing resource contention and maximizing concurrency reduces overall system latency and increases server performance. In the case of resource locks, several strategies exist including lock...
  • Blog Post: New NUMA Support with Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7

    The 64-bit versions of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 support more than 64 Logical Processors (LP) on a single computer. New processors are now appearing that leverage non-uniform memory access (NUMA) architectures. Within the near future, a system with 4 CPU sockets, 8 processor-cores per socket...
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