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GyaniBaba
Obsidian | Level 7

SAS charges on the basis of number or cores.

 

SAS environment running 1 core in Intel processor and 1 core running in Power processor, would sas charge same? Power processors are considered to be faster than Intel ones, so I would expect higher price if customer uses Power, any ideas?

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Reeza
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Contact a sales rep. Licensing varies by type of institution, country, type of modules and other things so we can't answer that directly.

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Reeza
Super User
Contact a sales rep. Licensing varies by type of institution, country, type of modules and other things so we can't answer that directly.
GyaniBaba
Obsidian | Level 7

provided all other factors are exactly same

SASKiwi
PROC Star

In my experience, running any software on a server with 1 core would not be viable or indeed recommended. The minimum spec for a SAS application server would be 4 cores. You can't get PCs these days with just one core.

 

We have run SAS servers with 4 cores and this was entirely adequate for our requirements at the time.

 

If you are referring to SAS on PCs, then licensing is usually by PC and you can have any compatible processor you like.

 

If your aim is to keep software and hardware costs down, then SAS is available as a cloud-based service where you could pay just for usage rather than cores. As @Reeza says talk to your SAS account manager to go through the options available.

GyaniBaba
Obsidian | Level 7

Hello,

 

Ok - keep 4

 

- the point is about costing, why both power and Intel processors being kept same?

SASKiwi
PROC Star

@GyaniBaba  - I can't answer that question. I don't work for SAS. Please note that SAS software contracts are negotiable and it is up to customers to negotiate the terms and conditions that suit them.

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