Sun to The Head of The Class?

December 9, 2005

[From internetnews.com]

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 machines.

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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