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Dedicated servers in Oracle

A server process is dedicated to one client connection (or session). (Contrast with shared server.) This means: each session has one corresponding server process
v$session allows to find out if a session has a shared or dedicated connection:
select sid, username, server from v$session where type='USER';
       SID USERNAME                       SERVER
---------- ------------------------------ ---------
        48 RENE                           SHARED
       212 MARTHA                         DEDICATED