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New IBM PVU Pricing Is Simpler but Still Difficult to Predict

Published: 03 August 2006

ID: G00142057

Analyst(s): Alexa Bona , Alvin R. Park , Frank DeSalvo

Summary

Processor Value Units will replace CPU licensing metrics for most nonmainframe IBM products by year-end 2006. IBM's new metric is an attempt at addressing the fractional pricing conundrum presented by multicore processors.

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