In this session, Cole and Bergen will take a look at the hardware of recent past, today’s hardware, and what hardware trends will become interesting during 2008 and beyond. The major topics covered are CPU choices, memory, and storage, with a brief look at overall architecture.On the topics of CPUs and memory:
Cole and Bergen will take a look at the class of hardware and specific hardware choices used in several production environments, comparing their real-world needs to the performance achieved by their hardware choice, possibilities for growth, and limits to scalability because of their choices.
To wrap up, they’ll take a look at the future of hardware and any trends to look out for, including the growth in multicore CPUs, solid-state storage such as Flash SATA SSDs and other solutions, and how that will affect the MySQL market.
Jeremy Cole is the DBA Team Lead and MySQL Architect at Twitter.
Eric has been working with MySQL professionally for over 8 years. After working as a DBA and operations engineer for Yahoo! he moved on to form Proven Scaling LLC with Jeremy Cole. He has a background in monitoring and scaling large LAMP deployments.
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