Tom's Hardware benchmarks don't push memory capacity, so if Tom's were to do an article on high-capacity memory, what would you like to see tested?
Tests have to be straightforward, results must be consistent under any defined configurations, and results must be able to show the performance differences between different configurations. That's a complicated way of saying "the test needs to mean something".
Big databases for enterprise applications is one thing I am interested. We got servers with 32GB RAM and more than 1TB of data and ofcourse there are others with several GB more RAM and TB more of databases.
Problem testing that is that it is not straight forward.
Yeah, testing it will be quite hard as it requires TB of data and certain queries. Anyway, it would be great to have something like that for postgres, sql server and oracle databases.
Yeh, this has to be consumer oriented. Memory companies are starting to push consumer 8GB modules, and consumers are starting to ask for reviews, but we need to have the best reasons behind any consumer-level recommendations. Thanks!