Generational SQL Server DB Host Power and Performance/watt

SQL Server VM Performance with VMware vSphere 6.5

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Achieving optimal SQL Server performance on vSphere has been a constant focus here at VMware; I’ve published past performance studies with vSphere 5.5 and 6.0 which showed excellent performance up to the maximum VM size supported at the time. Since then, there have been quite a few changes!  While this study uses a similar test Read more...

Virtual Machine vCPU and vNUMA Rightsizing – Rules of Thumb

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[Updated 18 July 2019 – correction in the example where only compute is considered for vNUMA] [Updated 20 Oct 2017 – ‘NEW’ with Memory Considerations] Using virtualization, we have all enjoyed the flexibility to quickly create virtual machines with various virtual CPU (vCPU) configurations for a diverse set of workloads.  But as we virtualize larger Read more...

Machine Learning on vSphere 6 with Nvidia GPUs – Episode 2

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by Hari Sivaraman, Uday Kurkure, and Lan Vu In a previous blog [1], we looked at how machine learning workloads (MNIST and CIFAR-10) using TensorFlow running in vSphere 6 VMs in an NVIDIA GRID configuration reduced the training time from hours to minutes when compared to the same system running no virtual GPUs. Here, we extend our study Read more...