Re: Licensing - Processors versus sockets versus cores

From: joel garry <>
Date: Fri, 14 Aug 2009 12:02:46 -0700 (PDT)
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On Aug 14, 10:35 am, BD <> wrote:
> Hey, all.
> My Oracle Sales rep isn't picking up, and I'm losing my marbles trying
> to get a consistent answer to this question.
> Re. Licensing and hardware support of Database 10g R2 - Standard
> Versus Enterprise.
> I need to understand the maximum number of CPUs that Standard will
> support. I'm seeing CPUs, Processors, Cores and Sockets all batted
> about in the documentation, and it's unclear to me what the
> limitations are.
> My server is 4 quad-core Intel CPUs. 16 cores total. I've seen the
> licensing doc that discusses the fact that Licensing of Oracle on such
> servers is calculated based on the total number of cores /2.
> But: It's unclear to me how many cores the Standard software supports.
> Note 271886.1 says that Standard maxes out at 4 'Processors'. Is that
> to be taken to mean physical sockets, or processor cores? A reference
> to a technote that makes this distinction would be greatly
> appreciated!
> Thanks!
> BD might help, or might not.


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