Last year VMware introduced a complex pricing scheme based on the size of the memory associated with each virtual machine
instance. New CEO Pat Gelsinger announced this week that this system (which he described as "a four letter word") has been deprecated, and VMware is back to more straightforwardly charging per physical processor
. Adds reader hypnosec: "Pricing hasn't been announced yet but a file [PDF] present on VMware's site
does give an indication about the new pricing." Update: 08/28 17:18 GMT
: Updated the headline and summary to reflect that the price is per processor, not per core.