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Oracle raises software prices on IBM's Power6 iron
<snip) Oracle has quietly jacked up software prices on IBM's Power6 iron
by 33 per cent, after removing a multicore scaling factor that was in
effect to reduce prices. . . .
<snip> It allowed customers using multicore chips to multiply the
processor chip count b
<snip> The Power6 processor, launched initially in the summer of 2007
and rolled out in the Power Systems server line last April, is a
dual-core chip, just like its predecessors the Power5 and the Power5+
kicker. But the Power6 chip has roughly twice the performance of those

<snip> The Oracle price hike on Power6 chips seems unfair given that the
quad-core Sparc64 VII processors used in Sun and Fujitsu

<snip> In Oracle's defense, IBM's analog to their processor scaling
factor methodology

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