Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2000 Analysis Services substantially extends the scalability and functionality of OLAP cubes. You can distribute cube data across multiple servers to provide more storage capacity, create linked cubes to distribute end-user access to information without duplicating cube data, create cubes that are updated in real time as data changes, and use a number of other new features to create cubes that address your specific business needs.
You can create distributed partitioned cubes by using remote partitions that distribute a cube's data among multiple Analysis servers. A distributed partitioned cube is administered on a central Analysis server. For more information, see Remote Partitions.