CPU Instant Capacity

The first Utility Pricing Solution that HP delivered was CPU Instant Capacity. This provides the ability to acquire a system with extra CPU capacity for future upgrades. The CPUs are physically present in the system but are inactive so they don't participate in process scheduling by the operating system.

This section focuses primarily on the permanent activation of Instant Capacity CPUs. We will cover temporary activation in the next section.

CPU Instant Capacity Use Model

The use model for Instant Capacity is really quite simple. The goal of Instant Capacity is allow you to defer the cost of an upgrade you know you will need in the future. This upgrade could be needed because:

  • You are expecting an increase in the number ...

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