Reference Guide

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Hardware partition

A discrete and isolated subset of processor, memory, and other resources within a physical server, treated as its own server for licensing purposes.

Hardware thread

A discrete computational unit to which the operating system can assign an independent instruction stream; sometimes relevant under the Per Core License Model and Server/CAL License Model.

Home Use Program

This SA (Software Assurance) benefit permits employees of organizations purchasing Office applications with SA to buy an additional Office application license for the employee’s noncommercial use on a home PC or Mac at a nominal charge. See HUP for a detailed entry.

HPC Workload

Refers to a scenario involving Windows Server-based high performance computing (HPC) clusters licensed via volume licensing programs where client access is “free,” meaning neither Windows Server CALs (client access licenses) nor External Connectors are required.

HUP

This SA (Software Assurance) benefit permits employees of organizations purchasing Office applications with SA to buy an additional Office application license for the employee’s noncommercial use on a home PC or Mac at a nominal charge.

Hyper-threading

A hardware performance enhancement technology that allows each physical core within a physical processor to execute two (rather than one) independent instruction streams simultaneously; can be a factor under the Per Core License Model.

Hypervisor

Technology that allows multiple VMs (virtual machines), each running its own OSE (Operating System Environment) and applications, to execute concurrently on a physical device without interfering with one another.