Re: "Oracle's [multi-core] pricing ...simple and flexible"

IBM counds dual-core chips as a single processor .... except for PowerPC 
chips. For these, each core is counted as a separate processor AFALIC ...
 Duh ...
Raj

 On 7/15/05, Marquez, Chris <cmarquez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: 
> 
> >>Standard Edition programs on servers
> >>with a maximum of 1 processor with 1 or 2 cores,
> >>only 1 processor shall be counted.
> 
> So for the small shop this is better.
> Can trade in a dual proc/chip - 2 dual cpu machine for a single proc/chip 
> - 1 cpu machine "running" *ONE* dual core chip, and only pay or one cpu 
> license...Nice!
> 
> Chris Marquez
> Oracle DBA
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx on behalf of Jesse, Rich
> Sent: Fri 7/15/2005 1:29 PM
> To: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: RE: "Oracle's [multi-core] pricing ...simple and flexible"
> 
> And the online pricing states:
> For the purposes of counting the number of processors which require
> licensing, a multicore chip with "n" cores shall be determined by
> multiplying "n" cores by a factor of .75. All fractions of a number are
> to be rounded up to the next whole number. For example, a multicore chip
> with 11 cores would require a 9 processor license (11 multiplied by a
> factor of .75 equals 8.25 which is then rounded up to the next whole
> number which is 9). Notwithstanding the above, when licensing Oracle
> Standard Edition One or Standard Edition programs on servers with a
> maximum of 1 processor with 1 or 2 cores, only 1 processor shall be
> counted.
> 
> Hello, Hell? Yeah, I'm wonder about the temperature there. 4000F? OK,
> thanks.
> 
> Rich
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>] On 
> Behalf Of Marquez, Chris
> Sent: Friday, July 15, 2005 11:52 AM
> To: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: "Oracle's [multi-core] pricing ...simple and flexible"
> 
> 
> 
> "Oracle's pricing ...simple and flexible"
> 
> Can one say that with a straight face?
> ;o)
> 
> Anyway, not sure this is new info and how does this effect IBM
> (cpu) which has been doing multi-core processors for a "long time" now?
> Also [multi-core] pricing and SEo and SE confuses me?
> 
> 
> http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/050715/sff014.html?.v=17
> Oracle(R) Updates Multi-core Processor Pricing & Licensing
> Policy
> Friday July 15, 11:15 am ET
> 
> "...working closely with our customers to address the recent
> advancements in multi-core processors.
> To meet these needs, Oracle is updating its licensing policy
> regarding multi-core processors."
> 
> ""Oracle will continue to recognize each core as a separate
> processor; however,
> the processor definition has been amended as it relates to
> counting multi-core chips
> to determine the total number of processor licenses required."
> 
> "Oracle Standard Edition One or Standard Edition programs for
> use on a single processor server containing a maximum of 2 cores shall
> be priced as a single processor"
> [TOTAL CONFUSED BY THIS ONE?...CAN SOMEONE EXPLAIN IT TO ME]
> 
> "Oracle's policy regarding the licensing of dual core processors
> is published online...at
> http://www.oracle.com/corporate/pricing/sig.html.";
> 
> 
> 
> Chris Marquez
> Oracle DBA
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
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