Intel xeon e5-2440 is this a single die processor or uses it multi chip modules


We have to decide which oracle Version must be licensed, Standard or standard edition one
this is based upon the number of sockets (oracle defines the socket somewhat different)
So there's a probl;em when it comes to processors which uses MCM (multiple Chip modules)
Every module is counted for a socket.
The problem is I'm not able to find out if the Xeon E5-2440 processor has MCM on board.
Please can someone direct me to a document or give me some clue in how to determine this (without ripping the CPU apart) .

Any help would be appreciated.
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andyalderConnect With a Mentor Commented:
It's a single die. describes it as monolithic although admittedly that's referring to the fact that the memory controller is integrated onto the chip.

You can see in the photo at,2817,2401218,00.asp though that there's only one chip, L3 shared cache is in the middle (very symmetrical) and just above and below that are the cores. There's a similar photo at , it's  actually an i7 but same principle applies.

Note the 6 core chip has 8 cores but two are disabled, rather than designing multiple CPUs they design just one and test them after they make them. If one of the cores is faulty they sell it as a 6 core chip rather than an 8 core one. Similarly for speed they test them to see how fast they can go, then write to a little onboard ROM to say which cores are in use and what speed to run at and then stamp it in ink on the heat-spreader.
Here's the specification page for your Intel processor:

It doesn't say anything about a multi-chip module being included on this family of processors.
n1961uAuthor Commented:
That document was the first I've found but does n't excluded it either :(
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n1961uAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the info.

 it's still hard to find a decent source of info at Intel concerning this Multi chip module thing
other processors are to be examined too :(
Oh, BTW, Oracle's reference to multi-chip module is referring to some CPUs which have two or more processing dies, it does not refer to whether the memory controller is on the CPU die or not. AMD use MCM much more than Intel so watch out for the Opterons, there's a partial list at
n1961uAuthor Commented:
yep I know, the problem is that Oracle doesn't state the Processors in any list and the Intel doesn't reveal it either It's going to be a bit of a crime to find it for all kind of different processors.
But thanks for your assistance so far.
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