SE - Multicore Licensing

From: Rob Burton <>
Date: Fri, 14 Oct 2011 10:09:41 -0700 (PDT)
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I know the correct response is ask Oracle... but does anyone have experience/opinion on how something like AMD Bulldozer(8 cores) will be licensed on Standard Edition (One). We've had no problem on Nehalem (quad core) which could potentially be caught out by the multi-chip clause in the licensing document. Can anyone confirm the have SE licensing for a single socket on AMD Istanbul (6 cores) and back to the original question on any possible 8 core (or more) processor.

I'm assuming Oracle will have to change the licensing costs between Enterprise/Standard/Standard 1 at some point as the increasing core count is making them diverge so much (Just compare a single 6 core Istanbul on EE compared to SE1) Received on Fri Oct 14 2011 - 12:09:41 CDT

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