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Windows .NET Server 2003 twice as fast as its predecessor?

Windows .NET Server 2003 twice as fast as its predecessor?

Windows .NET Server 2003, the upcoming server operating system from Microsoft, will offer significantly higher performance than its predecessors, according to internal tests from Microsoft. Most tasks would be processed at least twice as fast as with Windows 2000 Server.

Microsoft partners are now continuing the performance tests with the official benchmarks of the Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC) and other current test methods. Initial results show that Windows .NET Server 2003 offers the speed and scalability to cope with even the largest IT environments in the company.

'When the development of Windows .NET Server 2003 began, we did everything to beat the great performance values ​​of Windows 2000 and to offer exactly what our customers want ... '(Brian Valentine, Senior Vice President Windows Division at Microsoft)

In order to increase the speed of Windows .NET Server 2003, four core areas of the server operating system have been further developed: Process Scheduling, Memory Management, Disk Subsystem and Networking Services. Improvements to these four core elements increase the scalability and performance in all important areas of application of a server, so Microsoft.

The improvements in the core area of ​​the operating system become clear in all server variants, but especially on larger multiprocessor systems and the es 64-way multiprocessor systems with the old Windows 2000 would have wasted resources, is quite conceivable. Doubling the performance on a dual processor system is more than questionable.

The new server operating system Microsoft Windows .NET Server 2003 is expected to be launched in April 2003. The Release Candidate 2 in German (RC2) will come in the next few weeks.