Hewlett-Packard plans to sell Unix servers with extra processors that customers don’t have to pay for until they activate them.
The program, similar to another recently introduced by Sun Microsystems, is called “capacity on demand.”
Sun and HP are taking different approaches. Where Sun charges a little extra at the time of purchase for the unused processors, HP will charge between $100 and $150 per extra processor per month.
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