Re: SE - Multicore Licensing

From: Rob Burton <>
Date: Fri, 14 Oct 2011 13:48:03 -0700 (PDT)
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On Oct 14, 7:08 pm, John Hurley <> wrote:
> On Oct 14, 1:09 pm, Rob Burton <> wrote:
> > 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)
> SE One is pretty picky about how many cores.  Read the current
> licensing information from Oracle.

Can you be a bit more specific John, please, I still see the standard multi-chip slightly vague wording Oracle have used for the last few years.

"...Processor: ... When licensing Oracle programs with Standard Edition One or Standard Edition in the product name (with the exception of Java SE Support, Java SE Advanced, and Java SE Suite), a processor is counted equivalent to an occupied socket; however, in the case of multi-chip modules, each chip in the multi-chip module is counted as one occupied socket. ..."


Rob.. Received on Fri Oct 14 2011 - 15:48:03 CDT

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