How Important Is It When It Comes to Licensing Costs? October 20, 2010,
Volume 152, Issue 3
You really must read Joerg Moellenkamp's blog About that 'core performance is important for licensing' myth for yourself because the logic of his argument is too complicated for this teaser. His striking conclusion -- " ... I think we can safely bury that myth, that core performance is interesting because of licensing. The licensing metrics take care of that challenge," -- should pique your curiosity. If you are also curious about what prompted Moellenkamp's argument, see the Oracle Processor Core Factor Table.