RE: "Dual-Core" CPUs & the future of software licensing

Oracle has already weighed in on the subject.  A cpu =3D a core.  I've a
feeling this will come back to bite them.  BTW: In a different thread
others on the list have complained about Oracle "missing opportunities
that others have taken" namely MySql, FireBird, Sql*Server etc...  Well
I agree Uncle Larry seems  more interested in the big dollar items
leaving the small fry to other vendors.  Problem is that there are only
so many whales in the sea & a LOT more small fry.

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Subject: "Dual-Core" CPUs & the future of software licensing

Not just and Oracle Licensing issue...this effects many vendors.
>>"Multicore chips place two or more CPUs on a single piece of
silicon..."

I'm not a huge hardware guy, but on the Enterprise side of things...I
have worked with Oracle/IBM at three clients now.
If I'm not mistaken hasn't IBM but doing the "more than two cores on the
die" for a while now!?...Far as I know, NO software vendor has made
stink about IBM "Dual-Core" processors?

Your thoughts?


http://www.informationweek.com/story/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=3D604029=
7
5
AMD Demos Dual-Core Athlon 64   Feb. 23, 2005
The latest shoe to drop in the race toward multicore technology came
today from AMD, which says it has demonstrated a working dual-core
version of its Athlon 64 desktop processor.
By Alexander Wolfe=20

http://informationweek.com/story/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=3D160901377
Intel To Unveil Dual-Core Pentiums On Monday   April 15, 2005    =09
The ship date for Intel's first-ever dual core processors and chipsets
is timed to coincide with the official 40th anniversary of Moore's Law.
By Alexander Wolfe=20


Chris Marquez
Oracle DBA


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