I can confirm what Walden says for SQL Server. They count "chips", not
"cores" or virtual chips (eg: hyper threading). If you need it, I've got
the link that says this (but I would have to find it).

I do not know on other products. I just know he is correct on SQL Server.


-----Original Message-----
From: pctech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:pctech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Walden H. Leverich
Sent: Wednesday, July 11, 2007 7:23 PM
To: PC Technical Discussion for iSeries Users
Subject: Re: [PCTECH] AMD vs. Intel

XP Pro and (I believe) Vista are licensed per installation, not per
processor, but will support 2 processors max. However, Microsoft makes a
distinction between processors and cores. A processor is something you
plug into a socket, a core is, well, a core. XP would support 2
quad-core processors, for an 8-way XP desktop. Hmmm.... :)

This is also true at the server level. Want to run SQL Server on 4
single core processors? $20K. On 1 quad-core processor? $5K.


Walden H Leverich III
Tech Software
(516) 627-3800 x3051

Quiquid latine dictum sit altum viditur.
(Whatever is said in Latin seems profound.)

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