The rack keeps growing

The rack that I’m building for the “Scale” booth at MEDC 2007 is really starting to take shape.  New records for mobile data synchronization scalability will be broken as I stress test SQL Server 2005 for all to see.  I’ve been slowly but surely configuring dual-core servers with Windows Server 2003 EE R2 SP2 to provide a platform for my test harness to run hundreds or perhaps even thousands of concurrent SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition (SSCE) Subscribers.  Each of these servers comes equiped with 4 GB of RAM, 1333MHZ FSB, and 2, 15K RPM SAS drives.  If that’s not enough to eliminate bottlenecks, I’m also using the new Broadcom Gigabit Ethernet cards with the TCP/IP Offload Engine enabled for extreme performance.




Stay tuned as I move on to the construction of the Active Directory, IIS and SQL Servers.