We're playing with the SP 2010 Beta ahead of a planned deployment later this year in an academic environment.
We anticipate that the majority of traffic will be through MySites when everything is provisioned so we're looking at how we can plan our SP topology to scale nicely.
An initial thought is to run the main portal on one server, host "Student" MySites on one server and "Staff" on another.
Is it acutally possible to do this easily or are we going down a bad path?
Specifically - can we have 2 different MySites site collections, each hosted on a dedicated server? If so, can we configure SharePoint to work out from the users's logon account type of user they are and route them to the correct server?