I am pleased to announce that the Commerce Server 2007 SP1 Performance Guide update for x64 is now available!
The white paper can be downloaded from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=E79691F0-BE0F-40A6-940C-5D3A679C5526&displaylang=en. The updated guide describes the results of a test run against 12 x64 Web servers and two x64 database servers that were running SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition with SP2.
This test run was performed using the Starter Site, which is publicly available for download at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c1a8cc18-dc9e-4c50-b598-86e640a79910&displaylang=en.
For information about the Starter Site and latest tricks and tips you can visit the Commerce Team Blog at http://blogs.msdn.com/commerce/default.aspx.
For information about running the Starter Site with an SSL Front End, see http://blogs.msdn.com/commerce/archive/2007/07/17/running-the-starter-site-with-an-ssl-front-end.aspx.
For information about running the Starter Site with an SSL Front End alternative, see http://blogs.msdn.com/commerce/archive/2007/07/17/running-the-starter-site-with-an-ssl-front-end.aspx.
For a tip on avoiding invalid Sessionstate errors when using the Starter Site, see http://blogs.msdn.com/commerce/archive/2007/07/13/invalid-viewstate-with-load-balancers.aspx.