Oracle Easing Multi-Core License Terms

Friday Jul 15th 2005 by DatabaseJournal.com Staff
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The changes could curb criticism from customers who protested paying for each socket or core in a multi-core chip.

[From internetnews.com]

Oracle (Quote, Chart) plans to introduce new software licensing schemes today that are kinder to users of multi-core processor machines.

The move could curb the harsh criticism the company weathered from customers who protested paying for each socket or core in a multi-core chip.

Going forward, Oracle said on its Web site that it will price its database and application server software by designating each socket on a multi-core processor as three-quarters of a chip.

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