Don’t fall in the trap of multi-chip modules

You have purchased and installed all the programs that your organization needs, and everyone is now ready to do their job. But are you? As the SAM Manager, you should always make sure that your organization is making best use of the programs installed and licensed. This sometimes means that you are the one who needs to know exactly which programs are installed on which devices and what are the licensing metrics for them. This might be easy when you have some programs installed on a few computers, but what about multi-chip modules that plugged into a CPU socket turn the module plugs into a Master CPU socket on the server?

In order to help you better understand the ins and outs with regards to multi-chip modules and the licensing implications of using them, we created a comprehensive whitepaper. Below you can find a sneak peek of what you will read in the whitepaper.

Oracle’s Processor definition

Oracle’s License and Services Agreement (OLSA) states that a Processor shall be defined as all processors where the Oracle Programs are installed and/or running. Programs licensed on a processor basis may be accessed by your internal users (including agents and contractors) and by your third party users.

What is a multi-chip module?

A multi-chip module (MCM) is an electronic package consisting of multiple integrated circuits (ICs or “chips”) assembled into a single device. In other words, an MCM is made up of multiple chips on a single module that plugs into a CPU empty socket and turns the module plugs into a Master CPU socket on the server.

What are the licensing implications?

For the purpose of deploying Oracle Database Standard, Standard Edition One or Standard Edition 2 you need to take into consideration a few aspects and keep in mind that Oracle Database Standard Edition and Standard Edition One are no longer part of the Oracle Database Edition pricelist and have been replaced by Standard Edition 2.

Read our whitepaper to get more in depth understanding of how multi-chip module are defined, how you should use them and what are the licensing implications. If you need more information or want to consult one of our specialists, feel free to reach out to us.