Server configeration for oracle licencing to fit for 11g one processor

any body can assist me to find the best server configeration which is fitting for oracle 11g standard edtion one , single processor licence/or 5 named user licence. they calculate the processor based on the cores, but some says it is based on soket.
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  1. Did you read http://www.orafaq.com/wiki/Oracle_Licensing? It says that "Oracle Standard Edition uses a per-socket licensing scheme, however, Enterprise Edition used a per-core licensing scheme. "

    Therefore you can buy any single socket server to run Oracle Standard Edition One.
  2. it man said:
    any body can assist me to find the best server configeration which is fitting for oracle 11g standard edtion one , single processor licence/or 5 named user licence. they calculate the processor based on the cores, but some says it is based on soket.



    SE is based on sockets and not cores. 1 to 1 ratio. 1 socket equals 1 proc license of SE.

    Standard Edition
    Oracle Database Standard Edition offers a low cost alternative for
    small/medium business or departmental applications that want the
    power of Oracle. Oracle Database Standard Edition can only be licensed
    on servers that have a maximum capacity of 4 sockets. If licensing by
    Named User Plus, the minimum is 5 Named User Plus licenses. Effective
    with the release of 10g, the Oracle Database Standard Edition product
    includes the Real Applications Clusters database option. The Real
    Applications Clusters option is not included with any Standard Edition
    versions prior to 10g. Customers who obtain Oracle’s Software Updates
    License & Support for the Standard Edition Database can upgrade to the
    10g version of the product for the supported licenses. Also, Customers
    must use Oracle Cluster Ready Services as the clusterware; third party
    clusterware is not supported, AND Customers must use Automatic
    Storage Management to manage all data.


    - Kyle Smida
  3. You can reduce the number of cores from a machine by using partitioning ( have a read of http://www.oracle.com/us/corporate/pricing/partitioning-070609.pdf ), which according to one of the examples you can have 16 out of 32 cores used for Oracle.
    Not sure if this applies to SE - but it may ease the choices.
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