First of all a disclaimer: I don’t work for Oracle nor do I speak for them. I believe this information to be correct, but for licensing questions, Oracle themselves have the final word.
With that out of the way, followers of this blog may have seen some of the results from my testing of actual CPU capacity with public clouds like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Compute Engine. In each of these cases, a CPU “core” was actually measured to be equivalent to an x86 HyperThread, or half a physical core. So when provisioning public cloud resources, it’s important to include twice as many CPU cores as the equivalent …[Read more]