Monday, November 12, 2007

Niagara-2 and Oracle

I guess I'm not the only one who asked himself (and Oracle) - what's the factor for Niagara-2 CPU? Is it 0.25 as for Niagara-1 (except 1.4GHz?!) or is it 0.75? First Oracle guy said it's 0.25... unfortunately they call back and said it is 0.75 actually.

That's bad...

2 comments:

Jakub Wartak said...

Here is more info about Xeon QuadCore:
"Oracle has priced for the Xeon QuadCore Processor at the rate of 1 Processor based on
the single socket justified as "When licensing Oracle programs with Standard Edition One or Standard Edition in the product name, a processor is counted equivalent to an occupied socket" for a 3-year licence. Thus, Oracle used the combination of "Processor, not Core" for SE/SE-One and 50% of List price for a 3-Year Licence."

http://www.pythian.com/blogs/662/oracle-standard-edition-has-no-multi-core-licensing-restrictions

milek said...

That's interesting... thanks for info. However I need EE licenses.