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NewsForge: Dual-core Processors Present Potential Licensing Problems

Sep 15, 2004, 20:30 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jay Lyman)

"Enterprise users may be getting a rush with all of the power they get as AMD and Intel deliver new server processors in dual-core and multi-core form, but the software licensing issues around counting cores may bring some headaches as well.

"Dual-core technology represents a potential doubling of power, as one processor with two cores can take on the work of two processors, but there are concerns software licensing fees that are based on processors may also double..."

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