Re: Memory issue with Oracle 10g database on Sun Server T5140 with Solaris 10

  • From: "Bradd Piontek" <piontekdd@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Dan Norris" <dannorris@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2008 16:10:11 -0500

Both those servers are T1 chipsets. I believe they came out 3 years ago or.
The reason for the pricing, from my research, was that there weren't many
multi-core chips out at the time, and to give Sun a fair pricing schema,
they gave the .25/core pricing on it. When the T2 chip came out, quad cores
were prevalent. All my research shows the T2 to be .75/core

Bradd Piontek
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On Thu, Oct 16, 2008 at 4:02 PM, Dan Norris <dannorris@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Took a little digging, but the Sun server table is at
> The reduced core multiplier is also listed in the definitions on the
> Technology price list (
> on page 9.
> One does have to wonder why Oracle considers these CPUs to be less
> productive or at least that's how I interpret their move to discount the
> CPUs.
> Dan
> Bradd Piontek wrote:
>> As far as I know, the T2 chipset gets no special licensing from Oracle (it
>> is .75 per core like any other non-Intel/AMD processor). The T1 chipset that
>> was found on the T2000 had the .25 per core.
>> There is an article from Sun that talks about all the oracle related
>> things you may see regarding performance on the CoolThread chips.

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