Constraint Violating Yak Guru
Posted - 03/19/2013 : 16:29:28
| AWS offers a very powerful server called the High Memory Cluster Eight Extra Large Instance. The specs are...
244 GiB of memory
88 EC2 Compute Units (2 x Intel Xeon E5-2670, eight-core. Intel Turbo, NUMA)*
240 GB of SSD instance storage
I/O Performance: Very High (10 Gigabit Ethernet)
EBS-Optimized Available: No
API name: cr1.8xlarge
The problem is that I can't afford a SQL Server Enterprise license. Since standard edition can't use more than 64 GB of memory I'm thinking of buying one of these AWS instances and installing 3 sql server standard edition instances on it (each maxing out memory usage). My concern is about the CPU management across 3 instances of SQL Server. Is this concern warranted?