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Does installing more CPUs (Intel) than indicated by “Max CPU Configuration” prevent all cores from being used?

I am looking at a server that has 4 physical processors, the Intel documentation indicates they are 6 core processors but this WMI query WMIC CPU Get NumberOfCores, NumberOfLogicalProcessors ...
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Windows Server 2012 - CPU utilization

I have Windows Server 2012 machine which has 32 cores. In Task Manager, it shows 32 cores and 64 logical processors, because of hyperthreading. My CPU utilization is in the screenshot below: Can ...
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VMware - Can a 1 vCPU VM use more than 1 physical core at the same time?

Assume I have a physical ESX host with ONE quad-core processor and hyper-threading disabled. This means it has a total of 4 physical cores or pCPUs. I create a single VM on this VMware host. I assign ...
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Xen Kernel - Only One Core Showing

So I have a dedicated server running the Xen kernel but for some reason it only shows one core instead of 4? Does that mean that my VPS that is running is only getting access to the 1 core or do they ...
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Multi-CPU server with CPUs of differing core counts

Is it possible to have a multi-CPU server where the CPUs do not necessarily have the same number of core counts? For example, a group of 4 at dual core and a group of four at quad core? This ...
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Linux: One cpu core is always in 0 use

Today I notice a very strange thing. One cpu core is always in 0 use . Is it a bug? Cpu0 : 0.0%us, 0.0%sy, 0.0%ni, 0.0%id, 0.0%wa, 0.0%hi,100.0%si, 0.0%st Cpu1 : 37.7%us, 44.4%sy, 0.0%ni, ...
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AIX CPU Utilization behavior

We are facing a strange (for us) situation regarding the CPU utilization management. We have an lpar with 2 up to 4 online cores. While the application workload peaks, CPU usage is 100% (70% user + ...
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Why does CentOS Linux use cpu/core #1 so much more in a 4-core system?

I've been watching top and htop for awhile on a very active server and I am wondering why linux does not automatically use cpu affinity better? CPU #1 (actually core #1 of 4) is used much more ...
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Difference between Processors and CPU core

can any one please clarify the difference between actual no of processors and CPU cores. in my case i am having Intel Xeon® Processor E5620 as per intels product page: its having # of Cores 4 # of ...
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Performance implications of CPU/cores ratio

With the recent widespread adoption of multi-core CPUs, a question comes to mind: how does CPU/cores ratio relate to performance? Which of these is better, how and why? 1 8-core CPU 2 4-core CPUs 4 ...
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PostgreSQL: sweet spot for core count

I have a few questions re. PostgreSQL. What is the sweet spot so far as number of CPU cores goes? Does anyone know when parallel queries will be implemented? WRT #2, I've seen benchmarks where ...
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607 views

How many cores are available in this case?

We're managing 2 production server. One is RHEL4 and other one is CentOS5. In order to find the load average, I need to determine how many cores the server has got. I used the command $ grep cores ...
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1answer
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Are Core 2 Quad CPUs interchangeable with Core 2 Duo?

I have some aging Core 2 Duo systems in need of an upgrade. The motherboard combinations are varied so I'm wondering, in a broad sense, are the Core 2 Duo procs interchangeable for Core 2 Quads or do ...
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Virtualized CPU cores vs. threads

We've got a KVM host system on Ubuntu 9.10 with a newer Quad-core Xeon CPU with hyperthreading. As detailed on Intel's product page, the processor has 4 cores but 8 threads. /proc/cpuinfo and htop ...
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Q8300 Core-2 Quad vs X3360 Xeon

I'm looking at this ABMX server, and trying to decide on the CPU. I'm purchasing 2 servers, to be used as dedicated web and DB servers for a web site that has low traffic now but could ramp up ...
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Xen - Make one guest OS have 2 cpus?

I have inherited a Xen setup. The dom0 and domU's are all linux. dom0 has 8 cores (or CPUs, I'm not sure). We want to run more stuff on one domU. I want to make it a multicore CPU, ie so that the domU ...
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Disable CPU cores in bios?

Is it possible to disable CPU (Intel) cores in BIOS, and if yes what HP/DELL (others?) 1U/2U servers would allow this? It is becoming difficult to find new server hardware with dual core CPUs, most ...
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How to determine actual virtual CPU configuration of ESX image?

We have severe performance issues on an ESX client, but from where I am I cannot directly view the server configuration, yet I want to find out whether they set it up correctly. Running CPU-Z shows ...
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CPU Utilization of a multithreaded process

Background: I have a whole mess of systems running the 2.6.20 and 2.6.22 kernel in what started as a Fedora Core 2 install several years ago. These systems have 8 cpus, as reported by cat ...