The answer is Yes with some notes
#1 All Cores are active for the model you purchase. For example if you
purchase a 4Core system, all 4 cores are active.
#2 If you purchase 1Core license of IBM i for whatever the price is today
you can still use the other 3Cores for Linux without additional core
charges. If you want to run AIX buy a license and run it one of the other

On Wed, Feb 6, 2013 at 6:34 AM, Gqcy <gmufasa01@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Can I activate (pay the license fee) just the number of cores I want to
run? Is there still "performance on demand"?

On 2/5/2013 8:55 PM, Nathan Andelin wrote:
Model 720 CPW Chart:

Compares performance capacity of 4,6,& 8 core servers.

IBM i is priced per core. On a model 720, the license fee is $2,245 per
core. No extra cost per partition.


----- Original Message -----
From: franz400<franz400@xxxxxxx>
To: MIDRANGE-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Tuesday, February 5, 2013 7:47 PM
Subject: How to relate performance of new models

I have an older model 520. When it was new it had a rating of xxx cpw as
did all the other servers models& I could compare them. I don't see cpw in
the new 710& 720 data sheets. How do I compare them? and what is a "core"
- as in 710 - 4 core or 710 - 6 core (does this mean it's 50% faster)??

Trying to spec a machine for site replacing an Advanced 36, so it's
batch and interactive 5250.

Can I partition the small box for a 2nd and 3rd site without extra


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