Windows Server 2012 Standard -- processor, not CORE based license ?

Posted on 2014-08-20
Last Modified: 2014-08-26
I assume I could get something like the 72 core
in when it gets released, then install my existing
Windows Server 2012 Standard license on it since
Windows Server 2012 Standard is processor,
not CORE based, correct ?
Question by:finance_teacher
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    In theory, yes, but in practice probably not. You'll hit technical limitations with such platforms as that is not the target for windows standard or even datacenter OSes.
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    I agree.  It would be interesting to see what Windows can make of that many cores, but as far as the license goes, it is processor-based, not core-based, so there would be no licensing limitation there.  (SQL server is now core-based, however.)
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    by:Pushpakumara Mahagamage
    Yes Read following articles for windows license.

    read some more articles to decide OS for supper computer
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    by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
    These cpu's pricing model will be more than quadruple the price of the highest end xeon you can buy today. Requires a total re-engineering of the motherboard and the ram pricing will also be through the roof.

    For a practical perspective I've noticed that systems are mostly i/o bound rather than cpu bound in the majority of cases.

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