As part of its continued commitment to provide customers with simple, flexible and transparent licensing models, Oracle today announced an update to its multi-core processor pricing and licensing policy. The new policies improve parity among hardware vendors and help ensure that customers receive the most advantageous pricing for their Oracle technology software, regardless of the hardware on which it is deployed.
After working closely with its customers over the past several months, Oracle chose to update its pricing policies to help customers take advantage of the recent advancements in multi- core processor chips from leading vendors such as AMD, IBM, Intel and Sun Microsystems. While Oracle will continue to recognize each core as a separate processor, the processor definition has been amended as it relates to counting multi-core chips to determine the total number of processor licenses required. Now, the required processor licensing is dependent upon the specific multi-core chip on which the Oracle software is deployed.
[st]Oracle Processor Licensing[/st]
|All other Multi-core Servers||0.75|
|Single Core Servers||1.00|
|IBM multi-core||6 processor licenses|
|Intel or AMD||4 processor licenses|
|Sun UltraSparc T1||2 processor licenses|
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