A lot has been said about block computation as it’s the biggest feature coming in AS2008. Basically it means better performing MDX, but as you’d expect it doesn’t mean that all your MDX queries and calculations are going to run faster, just some. But how do you know whether you’re going to benefit? Well, digging through the latest update of AS2008 BOL today I found the following, very detailed description of when you will benefit from these performance improvements:
Very interesting… the list of set functions is a bit limited (where is Filter?) but in general it looks like all common calculations are going to get faster.