Wrote this several months ago but was too busy to publish
As noted in one of the previous blog post, I will use following terminology:
- "Processor" is a piece of hardware you connect to a socket on the motherboard.
- "Physical Core" is a physical computing unit built into the "Processor".
- "Virtual Core" is a virtual computing unit built on top of "Physical Core" (i.e. HT is ON).
- "CPU" is a computing unit inside the "Processor", either physical or virtual.
After a series of blogs on Windows performance counters and after releasing sysb.ps1 testing/benchmarking framework version 0.9RC (dbt2-0.37.50.10) I set out to eliminate some unknowns from the testing. First to tackle …