The Most Expensive CPUs You Own


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Storage for DBAs: Take a look in your data centre at all those humming boxes and flashing lights. Ignore the storage and networking gear for now and just concentrate on the servers. You probably have many different models, with different types and numbers of CPUs and DRAM inside. My question is, which CPUs are the most expensive? Almost without exception, the answer will be the CPUs inside your database servers…

In the last couple of posts I talked about the real cost of enterprise database software in general and Oracle RAC in particular. The point I was making was that database software, which is traditionally licensed by the CPU core, is expensive in comparison to the cost of the hardware on which it runs. But since the hardware fundamentally affects the performance – and therefore value for money – of the software, it’s important to make the right choices when…

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