AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990X CPU-Z Leaks?

On June 5, 2018, during the Computex show in Taiwan, AMD revealed some details about its upcoming 12nm 2nd generation Ryzen Threadripper processor family that will have up to 32 physical cores (and 64 threads with SMT) that will work on existing X399 motherboards. These processors will also have the 2nd generation Ryzen features like […]

Performance and Stability Related Fixes in Post-SQL Server 2016 SP2 Builds

As of November 13, 2018, there have been four Cumulative Updates (CU) for the Service Pack 2 branch of SQL Server 2016. There have been a large number of hotfixes in each of these cumulative updates. If you are running on the SQL Server 2016 SP2 branch (which you should be by now), I really […]

Speaking at PASS Summit 2018

I am honored to have been selected to present a half-day session at the PASS Summit 2018 in Seattle, WA. My session is Migrating to SQL Server 2017, and here is the abstract: Migrating to SQL Server 2017 How do you design and implement a safe and successful migration from an older version of SQL […]

SQL Server Diagnostic Information Queries for June 2018

This month, there are more minor updates to the SQL Server 2012 and newer versions of the queries, primarily in the comments and documentation. I have added some additional columns to many existing queries, and tried to get the newer versions uniformly updated and synchronized. I have also developed a T-SQL script that you can […]