• Subject: Re: LPAR licensing
  • From: Lou Schmaus <lschmaus@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 27 Mar 1999 14:58:10 -0500
  • Organization: @Home Network


What do you do if a company buys a large system(8 or 12-way), but then
partitions it so the software is only running on a two-processor
partition? The Chevy/Mercedes analogy  really doesn't hold up here,
because you can't drive half a car to the grocery store. Do they pay
based on what percentage of the machine they run the software on, or
based on the entire capacity of the machine?

Lou Schmaus
Creative Computer Associates, Inc.
Parlin, NJ 08859

The opinions expressed here are not necessarily those
of my employer, unless it is billable.

Pete Massiello wrote:
> We had a lot of debate of how the best way to handle LPAR was when it was 
> announced a few months ago.  OS Solutions has decided that you have purchased 
> software to run on a Hardware platform, which is tiered priced.  Therefore, 
>we have
> no intension of charging anymore for each logical partion.  You already 
>purchased it
> for the physical system.    We think this is the fairest solution for all 
> involved.
>     Think of it this way.  You go down to a car dealer and purhcase a car.  
>You pay
> the tiered price, based upon the model of the car you buy.  If its a Chevy 
>you pay
> one price, and upto a Mercedes would be a different price (thats the tier 
> Now, would you ever purchase (not lease) a car, that said how many drivers 
>would be
> driving this car?  Oh, you want 5 drivers, then that would be an additional 
> per driver.
>     That is our view point.
>     Pete
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