I forgot to post then when Westmere Xeon CPUs were released at the beginning of April. If you have some really, really fast CPUs running Domino make sure you have sufficient PVUs. Full information available here.

I won't go into the insanity that is PVU licensing.....whoops I did....oh well. So while am I at it, IBM needs to drop original Nehalem down to 50 PVUs per core from 70. Over the next few months it is going to be harder and harder to source pre Nehalem servers. If I upgrade old hardware to new, then get hit with license compliance issues then IBM tends to look like, well, Microsoft. And while I am ranting, just drop PVU altogether and go to simple, manageable per socket licenses. If I need a spreadsheet to calculate my compliance then it is already too complicated. You simplified Lotus Notes CAL licenses (almost) so let's do the same for server licensing too.

See below for the latest PVU tables.

Processor Value Unit table Intel and AMD

Processor Value Unit [PVUs] per core
Darren Duke   |   May 1 2010 09:51:42 AM   |    domino  licensing    |  
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1 - Curt Carlson    http://cjcarlson.blogspot.com    05/01/2010 10:53:51 AM

Accountants inventing new revenue streams to justify their existence. That is what I think PVU licensing is. Fire those people and adopt a Per Socket model. Have you ever tried to explain PVU to a customer? You can see their eyes glazing over as you speak!

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2 - Erik Brooks       05/01/2010 12:52:27 PM

Agreed it should just be per-socket pricing. What in the world...

Take the first line. Xeon Nehalem EX2s:

2 8-way cores in a 2-socket server = 16 cores * 70 = 1120 PVUs.

2 6-way cores in a 4-socket server = 12 cores * 100 = 1200 PVUs.

12 cores costs more than 16 cores. Does that make any sense at all?

And look at two Xeon Nehalem EX2 quad-cores... you can go from 560 to 900+ PVUs just from switching to a server with more sockets.