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Possible to make MySQL use more than one core?

I've been presented with some dedicated MySQL servers that never use more than a single core. I'm more developer then DBA for MySQL so need some help Setup The servers are quite hefty with an ...
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Learning to Optimize SQL Queries and Understand Execution Plans - Resources?

I find myself writing more and more SQL queries at work (mostly Oracle 11g, but some SQL Server 2005-2008) and have started creating some pretty complex views for the rest of the analyst team. They ...
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MySQL 5.5 - Innodb - innodb_log_file_size higher than 4GB combined?

When reading online about innodb_log_file_size, it says The combined size of the log files must be less than 4GB So what happens if it needs to be larger? In books and online, it says to set ...
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Tuning dedicated Percona Server with XtraDB for OLTP

Hardware specs for an OLTP DB dual quad core xeon with hyperthreading 24GB ram Hardware RAID10 BBU Software specs Standard install of Ubuntu 10.04LTS with default LVM partitioning Installed ...
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Are individual queries faster than joins?

Conceptual question: Are individual queries faster than joins, or: Should I try to squeeze every info I want on the client side into one SELECT statement or just use as many as seems convenient? ...
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How to Correctly Estimate the Average Number of I/O Operations my RAID 10 disk can offer?

The average Input/Output Operations per Second a disk can sustain is a very important factor in the tuning of MySQL / InnoDB databases, as it drives the speed with which Dirty InnoDB Buffer Pool pages ...
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MySQL 5.5 - determining correct write[read]_io_threads on high-end system?

Specifically dual-CPU 32 core - 128RAM - RAID 10 SSD . Ubuntu 64 server. Heavy Innodb load at times - ~ 2000+ queries per sec. Heavy read and write. Currently we are running on the default ...
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Tuning key_reads in MySQL

We are trying to tune our MySQL database (Myisam, 5.1.73) which is getting busy. We investigated Key_reads: $ mysqladmin ext -ri10 | grep Key_reads During a normal load we have the following ...