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Is the E5-2697 v3 a single chip processor or is it a multi-chip module (MCM)?

ERing
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We have a system running Intel Xeon E5-2697 v3 and running Oracle Standard edition. I am trying to validate license compliance and the answer seems to be based on this question. Oracle's documentation says:

Most Standard Edition products are licensed by Processor, which for Standard Edition programs is defined as a socket • For multi-chip module processors, each chip on the processor counts as one occupied socket

 

I've done a lot of research and this is not about cores. This information does not seem to be available. Based on everything I've read, I believe it is a single chip architecture but I am looking for validation.

Thanks!

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ERing
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I appreciate the response!

 

Ironically I got the answer from Oracle. Oracle used this chip set in one of it's own hardware offerings and clearly stated it can be used for Standard Edition

http://www.oracle.com/us/products/servers-storage/servers/x86/x5-2l-datasheet-2321872.pdf

"Oracle Server X5-2L is powered by two Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v3 product family CPUs"

" Supporting the standard and enterprise editions of Oracle Database, this server delivers best-in-class database reliability in single-node configurations."

 

Thanks again,

Eric

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AlHill
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Information on this subject is very obscure. It would seem to be something simple that could be placed on the processor specification page, but it is not there as you have discovered.

 

However, there is this, which may not help you: https://www.intel.com/content/dam/www/public/us/en/documents/product-briefs/2nd-gen-xeon-scalable-pr...

 

Doc

 

ERing
Beginner
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I appreciate the response!

 

Ironically I got the answer from Oracle. Oracle used this chip set in one of it's own hardware offerings and clearly stated it can be used for Standard Edition

http://www.oracle.com/us/products/servers-storage/servers/x86/x5-2l-datasheet-2321872.pdf

"Oracle Server X5-2L is powered by two Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v3 product family CPUs"

" Supporting the standard and enterprise editions of Oracle Database, this server delivers best-in-class database reliability in single-node configurations."

 

Thanks again,

Eric

AlHill
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Oracle seems to be the only place that has such [licensing] issues.

 

Doc

 

n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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A methodology that is going to have to change, I would think, as the processor vendors all move towards the chiplet architecture.

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