If there were a question of whether computing machines running
multi-core processors can disrupt the current licensing landscape, Sun
Microsystems answered it this week when it launched the new UltraSparc T1
During a press event in New York at which Sun unveiled
its eight-core, 32-thread UltraSparc T1 servers, Oracle President Chuck
Phillips said the database maker would charge one-quarter of its license fee
for machines running the T1 processor.
This means customers could run eight copies of Oracle database software on a
T1 server for the price of two copies, Phillips explained as an example.
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