It's no secret that the increased power of SAS®9 applications helps us create information and knowledge from very large amounts of data. Analysis that used to consist of tens or hundreds of gigabytes of supporting data has rapidly grown into tens of terabytes.

Setting up file systems to support these much larger data stores and ensuring adequate storage space for the SAS temporary files can be a daunting challenge.

You may even be wondering if you're prepared to start the installation process of SAS on your hardware. Perhaps you've read the system requirements for your SAS release and version and the appropriate SAS platform administration guide for your operating system, and you're a little puzzled about what to do next.

In this session, we'll review a series of best practices for configuring your IO subsystem for SAS®9 applications and review a set of guidelines you can use to prepare your computer systems for SAS.

What You'll Learn:

  • Best practices for configuring the IO subsystem for your SAS®9 applications.
  • Tips on ensuring adequate capacity, bandwidth and performance to keep your SAS®9 users moving forward.
  • Guidelines for preparing your computer systems for SAS.
  • Crucial considerations you should make prior to installation.
  • Why your company's expectations of SAS performance are important.


Featured Speaker

Margaret Crevar has worked at SAS since May 1982. She has held a variety of positions since then, working in sales, marketing and now research and development.

In her current role, Crevar manages the SAS Performance Lab in R&D. This lab has two roles: testing future SAS releases while they're still in development to make sure they're performing as expected; and helping SAS customers who are experiencing performance issues overcome their challenges.


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