At least one person was paying attention when I recently blogged about the problems running SQL Server on power-saving processors. One of my clients, the Northwestern Medical Data Warehouse, decided to check out the settings on their brand-new IBM x3850. Sure enough, they were set to save power by default, so they tweaked that and tried Geekbench again. They got great results – so good, in fact, that they just had to post ’em to the public Geekbench results board:
After making the tweaks, they’re #1 on the Geekbench results chart! Think your server can beat it? Download the free Geekbench testing tool and see how you do. Of course, correct those power settings first.