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Is E5-2667 v2 a multichip processor?

Hi,

I would like to know if the Intel Xeon E5-2667 v2 is muli or single chip processor? This is for Oracle Licensing.

Thanks.

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Hello D@nyal,

 

 

Thank you for contacting the Intel community.

 

 

The Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2667 v2 is a multi core processor, you can see specifications here:

 

http://ark.intel.com/products/75273/Intel-Xeon-Processor-E5-2667-v2-25M-Cache-3_30-GHz http://ark.intel.com/products/75273/Intel-Xeon-Processor-E5-2667-v2-25M-Cache-3_30-GHz

 

 

 

Regards,

 

 

Ivan.

 

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Hi Ivan,

Thanks for your feedback. Indeed, my question was if the the processor is a multichip one or a single chip i.e. are the cores bundled on the same chip on a multiple chips?

Sorry if my question wasn't clear.

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Are you asking about the number of Dies the processor was fabricated on? If so, according to this article it is either 6, 10 or 12. Take a look here and see if it's what you are asking. http://www.anandtech.com/show/7852/intel-xeon-e52697-v2-and-xeon-e52687w-v2-review-12-and-8-cores Intel Xeon E5-2697 v2 and Xeon E5-2687W v2 Review: 12 and 8 Cores If my assumption is right, I thought licensing was based on number of processors and physical/virtual cores, not on the Die. Would you mind providing a link to the Oracle document specifying the processor licensing requirements?

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Hi,

Thanks for your feedback. Here is how Oracle define a processor in case of Oracle Standard Edition (ref. http://www.oracle.com/us/corporate/pricing/databaselicensing-070584.pdf http://www.oracle.com/us/corporate/pricing/databaselicensing-070584.pdf

When licensing Oracle programs with Standard Edition One, Standard Edition 2 or Standard Edition in the product name, a processor is counted equivalent to a socket; however, in the case of multi-chip modules, each chip in the multi-chip module is counted as one occupied socket.

I check the datasheet ((page 13) http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/processors/xeon/xeon-e5-1600-2600-vol-1-datasheet.html http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/processors/xeon/xeon-e5-1600-2600-vol-1-datasheet.html) of the processor and it is mentioned that E5-2667 v2 are "monolothic processor" getting me confuses what is exactly a chip? a die? a socket? in this case.

Thanks

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Here is my understanding of the Oracle processor requirements:

They are only concerned about how many sockets, how many cores and how many threads are in a box. Nothing to do with processor fabrication, such as a die, etc.

Sockets - refers to the physical place where you attach a processor to a system board. See this picture for example;

 

https://www.google.com/search?q=processor+socket&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiN0ZTFzsnRAhVB... imgrc=IKgRoyVWyKnd9M:

When Oracle refers to the number of sockets, they are referring to the number sockets populated with a processor in a box. So, a four 4-way box has four sockets populated with 4 physical processors. In your case, if you have a box with 4 sockets populated with an E5-2667 v2 processor, you'd have 32 cores and 64 threads.

If your box has only 1 E5-2667 v2 in the box, then you're only required to license 8 cores and 16 threads. I am not sure if that means regardless of how many cores and threads are running, as not all cores and threads are active at all time. I am sure Oracle can clarify that for you.

Cores - refers to the number of cores in a processor. Since the E5-2667 v2 has 8 cores and it is a multi-threading processor, it has 16 threads.

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Thanks again.

This was my understanding too. But what get me confused is that they are doing a differentation between socket and chip in the Standard Edition case as you can see in the quote above from the licensing document.

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"A processor is counted equivalent to a socket; however, in the case of multi-chip modules, each chip in the multi-chip module is counted as one occupied socket"

They are referring to the physical cores, so on a processor with multi-cores, whether it is 2, 4, 8 or however many, each core would be counted as a separate processor. So they don't care about socket, but how many cores on the processors attached to the socket/s. It is a legal verbiage issue. But Oracle can certainly verify that.

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Yes but in the same document they are talking about core in case of Enterprise Edition licensing. So I think mulichip and multicores are different concepts...

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You know, you may be on to something I was clueless about till today. I will research this further and hopefully an official Intel response would shed some light on the issue real soon. Glad you stayed on the issue and I will stay posted..

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I just came across this post. Exact same question as yours

More pertinent posts to your question:

/thread/56507?q=What https://communities.intel.com/thread/56507?q=What

/community/tech/processors https://communities.intel.com/community/tech/processors

Thanks again for persisting, I got to know something new, even though I still don't fully understand it, I have a good lead to do more reading on.

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Hi,

Thank you very much @SahaluS. I appreciate your help.

As you said, I hope we get a response from someone in Intel. For the link it concerns v3 family, I m not sure it is the case for the v3 family too..

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You are welcome mailto:D@nyal D@nyal.

One more link for you that discusses multi chip (MCM) if you feel like digging in, kind of very technical. http://www.fudzilla.com/26786-intel-migrates-to-desktop-multi-chip-module-mcm-with-14nm-br Intel migrates to desktop Multi-Chip Modules (MCMs) with 14nm Broadwell. As for me, it is good enough to know there's such a thing as MCM.

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This is a very good discussion. I have seen questions regarding MCMs for several years now, and the information regarding them is limited.

I have done a quick search for some threads and various XEON chips. Below are the links to the threads, the link to the processor, and a NO or ?? regarding whether it is a MCM or not. I am just providing the information as is. SahaluS , you have provided some good information. Perhaps you would be willing to create a thread discussing this subject, with a list of chips that have been discussed previously? It would be a great source of information regarding this subject.

/message/188146# 188146 https://communities.intel.com/message/188146# 188146

http://ark.intel.com/products/64590/Intel-Xeon-Processor-E5-2650-20M-Cache-2_00-GHz-8_00-GTs-Intel-Q... http://ark.intel.com/products/64590/Intel-Xeon-Processor-E5-2650-20M-Cache-2_00-GHz-8_00-GTs-Intel-Q...

http://ark.intel.com/products/27284/Intel-Xeon-Processor-7120N-4M-Cache-3_00-GHz-667-MHz-FSB http://ark.intel.com/products/27284/Intel-Xeon-Processor-7120N-4M-Cache-3_00-GHz-667-MHz-FSB

No, ??

/message/265507# 265507 https://communities.intel.com/message/265507# 265507

/message/268025# 268025 https://communities.intel.com/message/268025# 268025

http://ark.intel.com/products/64588/Intel-Xeon-Processor-E5-2609-10M-Cache-2_40-GHz-6_40-GTs-Intel-Q... http://ark.intel.com/products/64588/Intel-Xeon-Processor-E5-2609-10M-Cache-2_40-GHz-6_40-GTs-Intel-Q...

No

/message/223748# 223748 https://communities.intel.com/message/223748# 223748

http://ark.intel.com/products/47922/Intel-Xeon-Processor-X5650-12M-Cache-2_66-GHz-6_40-GTs-Intel-QPI http://ark.intel.com/products/47922/Intel-Xeon-Processor-X5650-12M-Cache-2_66-GHz-6_40-GTs-Intel-QPI

http://ark.intel.com/products/75279/Intel-Xeon-Processor-E5-2690-v2-25M-Cache-3_00-GHz http://ark.intel.com/products/75279/Intel-Xeon-Processor-E5-2690-v2-25M-Cache-3_00-GHz

No

/thread/44466 https://communities.intel.com/thread/44466

http://ark.intel.com/products/64612/Intel-Xeon-Processor-E5-2440-15M-Cache-2_40-GHz-7_20-GTs-Intel-Q... http://ark.intel.com/products/64612/Intel-Xeon-Processor-E5-2440-15M-Cache-2_40-GHz-7_20-GTs-Intel-Q...

No

/message/354004# 354004 https://communities.intel.com/message/354004# 354004

http://ark.intel.com/products/53579/Intel-Xeon-Processor-E7-4870-30M-Cache-2_40-GHz-6_40-GTs-Intel-Q... http://ark.intel.com/products/53579/Intel-Xeon-Processor-E7-4870-30M-Cache-2_40-GHz-6_40-GTs-Intel-Q...

No

Photo

/message/334824# 334824 https://communities.intel.com/message/334824# 334824

http://ark.intel.com/products/81061/Intel-Xeon-Processor-E5-2699-v3-45M-Cache-2_30-GHz http://ark.intel.com/products/81061/Intel-Xeon-Processor-E5-2699-v3-45M-Cache-2_30-GHz

http://ark.intel.com/products/30796/Intel-Xeon-Processor-X7350-8M-Cache-2_93-GHz-1066-MHz-FSB http://ark.intel.com/products/30796/Intel-Xeon-Processor-X7350-8M-Cache-2_93-GHz-1066-MHz-FSB

No

Datasheets

/thread/110213 https://communities.intel.com/thread/110213 (this thread)

http://ark.intel.com/products/75273/Intel-Xeon-Processor-E5-2667-v2-25M-Cache-3_30-GHz http://ark.intel.com/products/75273/Intel-Xeon-Processor-E5-2667-v2-25M-Cache-3_30-GHz

??

Doc

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Yes. This is a great idea.

Waiting for a confirmation from Intel...

I marked your message as an answer so it can be visible for all visitors..

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Perhaps we can lobby for Intel to provide information regarding MCM in http://ark.intel.com/ ARK | Your Source for Intel® Product Specifications or in http://ark.intel.com/Search/Advanced ARK | Processor Feature Filter .

It sure would make answering these questions easier.

Doc

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Thanks for the links and the suggestion Al Hill. Although I am on the consumer side of the processor business, I will see about following your suggestion to create an MCM thread.

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I agree. ARK is my go to for processor information. I also use the Intel Retail Edge, which has mostly retail market type information. Perhaps someone from Intel Marketing would respond to your post.

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Hello,

 

 

I'm sorry, your question is clear; I thought you were more interested on the cores.

 

 

The Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2667 v2 is single chip processor. Meaning all cores are in the same chip. From the form of your question only a single license will be needed for this one.

 

 

 

Regards,

 

 

 

Ivan.

 

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