If you can afford it, purchase a server that supports 64-bit architecture. SQL Server 2000 tests have shown at least a 20% improvement in 64-bit SQL Server performance over a 32-bit architecture, although your results may vary depending on your workload.
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|ABOUT THE AUTHOR:|
| Hilary Cotter
Hilary Cotter has been involved in IT for more than 20 years as a Web and database consultant. Microsoft first awarded Cotter the Microsoft SQL Server MVP award in 2001. Cotter received his bachelor of applied science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Toronto and studied economics at the University of Calgary and computer science at UC Berkeley. He is the author of a book on SQL Server transactional replication and is currently working on books on merge replication and Microsoft search technologies.
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