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

From: Marquez, Chris <>
Date: Mon, 9 May 2005 11:47:57 -0400
Message-ID: <B30C2483766F9342B6AEF108833CC84E0450BB3D@ecogenemld50.Org.Collegeboard.local>

>>A cpu = a core

So a "dual-core" = two CPU?
And Oracle says
This is going to be a problem for many.

>>Uncle Larry seems more interested in the big dollar
>>items leaving the small fry to other vendors.

Couldn't disagree more.
I would a agree as one said in another thread that Oracle missed the "small fry" boat, but that boat can be turned around and has been for a while now. Money talks and many want to ignore that Oracle can be licensed for about $800 for 5 user license. Please don't come back and tell me that thats only two CPU, and only 5 users, and only, and only....Or if you must, please define "small fry" both server and company size...everyone will have different definitions.

Again, Dell is pre-configuring 1 and 2 CPU boxes with Oracle installed and you pay for it all through Dell...Dell it not doing this alone and Oracle knows that Dell is the biggest "Small Fry" vendor...why is this continually ignored...confuses me?

Finally what is your take on Standard Edition it not real? Is it not true? Can it not be purchased?

How cheep does Oracle have to be for you all to consider it a "Small Fry" specific...and please don't say you want Oracle for $5k for your million dallor IBM-Regatta, your Sun-E1000, or your HP-SupperDome attached to your million dallor SAN/NAS...I don't want to hear it.

I think in my future post I will just include links and quotes for current SEO pricing...many of you seem not to be able to find it.



-----Original Message-----
From: Goulet, Dick [] Sent: Mon 5/9/2005 10:14 AM
To: Marquez, Chris; Subject: RE: "Dual-Core" CPUs & the future of software licensing  

Oracle has already weighed in on the subject. A cpu = 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.

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Marquez, Chris Sent: Monday, May 09, 2005 10:07 AM
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

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? 5
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Chris Marquez
Oracle DBA


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