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Determining NUMA node boundaries for modern CPUs

Last Wednesday I had the pleasure of presenting at the  (SUGUK). The user group is organised by  and  who are both very friendly, knowledgeable SharePoint guys. Whilst my session aimed to provide some general guidance on SharePoint administration (I’m presenting a similar deck at SharePoint Saturday), the subject of this blog is a topic covered during the evenings first session: “SharePoint 2010 Virtualisation“, presented by John Timney (MVP). To be more specific, this post discusses NUMA node boundaries in the context of virtualising SharePoint and hopefully raises some questions around whether the MS documentation should perhaps be updated to include guidance for larger multi-core processors (i.e. more than 4 cores). Continue reading