CPU is the portion of a computer system that carries out the instructions of a computer program, to perform the basic arithmetical, logical, and input/output operations of the system. The CPU plays a role somewhat analogous to the brain in the computer.

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Does/can serving larger files (images in this case) necessitate increased CPU load on a linux/apache web server?

We are experiencing quite a high CPU load on our web server right now (I'm just doing some research, I am not actually the website's administrator) One of the most significant changes has been a new ...
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SNMP OID for CPU model information

I am currently trying to find the oid / way to gather the CPU model name from a server using SNMP. I have tried looking up the specific oid for it however all I could find were ones that related to ...
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How to choose the right CPU for a web server [duplicate]

How can i choose the right CPU for a site that runs on two servers, a web server (Apache worker MPM) and a database server (MySQL). The website is written in PHP-Mysql, with no PHP caching (as ...
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How important is the CPU when building a CUDA system?

I'm just a clueless sysadmin and we need to put together a couple of machines specifically for users to use CUDA. We're looking at the Dell PowerEdge T620 and jamming four CUDA cards into the sucker. ...
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Limit user to N CPU cores

I want to limit a user on my system to only be able to use one core of my system. After searching, I found this, but I can't figure out how to use it. I would also like to limit the use of that core ...
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php-fpm use a lot of cpu

I use wordpress on Ubuntu 12.04 with Nginx + php-fpm on my VPS. There are 2 CPU cores + 4096Mb memory. I've moved mysql database to antoher server and set remote access. There are about 300 online ...
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Ubuntu on VPS becomes unresponsive: BUG: soft lockup - CPU#0 stuck for 22s

We have a VPS running Ubuntu, on Xen. The problem is this, about once a day, for about 20-50 minutes, at a random time, the server becomes completely unresponsive to the outside world. After this ...
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Best type of virtualization when CPU has more threads than cores

I have a 4 cores/8 threads Intel Xeon processor. This is something I tried to particularly ask in SolusVM support, however I haven't got a good reply. I even don't know if they are right: they told me ...
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False flag multibit errors on highest populated DIMM socket on second CPU of Sunfire x2200. Faulty CPU or faulty motherboard?

I'm testing 2GB ECC Registered DIMMs in a Sunfire x2200. Recently the system event log (SEL) began logging Multibit Errors on the highest populated DIMM socket on CPU1. With 8 DIMMs on CPU1, the SEL ...
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Debian 100% cpu every 30 minutes but not loggable?

I have a Debian 7 x64 machine running with Digital Ocean that has every 30 Minutes a 100% cpu usage for about 1 minute. A couple of days ago it stayed there for a couple of hours so the server finally ...
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Hyper-V cluster with different cpu

i have these three servers with different CPU : First Server : Intel Xeon E5645 2.4Ghz 12M Second server : Intel Xeon X5660 2.8Ghz 12M Third Server : Intel Xeon X5550 2.6Ghz 8M I want to install ...
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How to explain to users the difference between Xeon and i7/Consumer CPU [closed]

I know that these 2 CPUs, given the same clock speed are still different due to many different factors, but realized I didn't really have enough knowledge to explain it clearly. I assume caching and ...
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What are the performance implications of Hyper-threading for single Nehalem+ CPU? [duplicate]

I am choosing between two models of servers, the major difference between them being the the availability of Hyper-Threading. Servers in question are SYS-E32-1 and SYS-E32-3 from So you Start (an OVH ...
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“Peaky” CPU Usage on Domain Controllers

We have two Windows Server 2008 SP2 (sadly not 2008 R2) Domain Controllers in a small 150 client domain that are exhibiting very "peaky" CPU usage. The Domain Controllers both exhibit the same ...
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Ubuntu running Apache Server (Prefork) PHP Fast-CGi High CPU Usage

I have a server running very slowly due to high CPU usage. I think this must be a configuration issue but I can't put my finger on why. The server is running Plesk and I've configured PHP to run as a ...
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Regular periodic CPU spikes from hyper-v vmms.exe

On a fresh install of Windows Server 2012 R2 in a Hyper-V host role, with four VMs running but idle and nothing going on in any of the VMs or on the host, I get a periodic CPU spike on a regular ...
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lsof getting ran by root, but not by a user and using high CPU usage

My server is using high CPU usage from lsof, and it appears to be ran randomly and by the root user. I'm finding this out via Newrelic information Is it at all possible to find what is running this ...
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CPU 100% idle but still showing load average

I have a Blade Server with CentOS 6.4. On idle state it shows a constant load average of more than 1. However I prepared another machine having the same hardware and CentOS version and its load ...
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Intel Xeon E7-4807 vs Intel Xeon X5690

We replaced our main line of business server with a new one. The old server had dual Xeon X5690s in it (2 generation old chip), the new server has quad Xeon E7-4807s. We expect processor performance ...
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Apache 2.4.9 100% CPU load of random workers

I own a t1.micro EC2 instance. After release upgrade of Ubuntu to saucy I got Apache 2.4.6 and I started noticing 100% CPU load like this top - 19:37:58 up 2:55, 2 users, load average: 3.90, 2.90, ...
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HP ProLiant DL360p Gen8 how to choose correct heatsink? [closed]

We purchased a new HP Proliant DL360 gen8 server (670640-425) (HP DL360p Gen8 E5-2620 Base EU) at the same time we purchased the cpu/heat-sink package for a 2nd CPU (654782-B21) (HP DL360p Gen8 ...
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Uncorrectable Machine Check Exception on HP DL360 G7

i have about every hour in IML (hplog) from HP DL360 G7 record: CRITICAL: CPU - Uncorrectable Machine Check Exception (Board 0, Processor 1, APIC ID 0x00000003, Bank 0x00000005, Status ...
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High CPU% stolen on EC2 instance at extremely regular intervals

I have a m1.small EC2 instance on AWS running some websites. I noticed my CPU usage have peaks at regular interval of times, exactly every 30 minutes (0:06, 0:36, 1:06, ...). I've checked my crons (I ...
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Centos 6.5 crashing with kernel panics

I recently built a small cluster for running Solr. The cluster consists of 12 Supermicro Blades running E3-1270V2 with 32GB of ram. 11 of these servers are running fine. One of them crashes on me ...
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VMware lockup CPU spike

After a CPU usage spike, the host server for VMWare ESXi 5.5 became unresponsive regarding the DRAC, Network, and cluster membership. The host is a blade module is Dell PowerEdge M820 in a Dell ...
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CPU usage command for monitor script

Is there a command for FreeBSD (except the top -P) I could use to monitor my dedicated server CPU usage? I am in progress of writting my bash script which will notify me as soon as any of the CPU core ...
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/sys/kernel/debug/tracing/per_cpu shows way more cpus than I have

I have 8 logical CPUs in my linux box. (As seen from /proc/cpuinfo). When I look in /sys/kernel/debug/tracing/per_cpu it shows 32 CPUs. Why the difference? If it matters, I have hyperthreading ...
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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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HP ML150 G6 upgrading RAM/CPU beyond specs?

I am being told that some limits on some HP servers can be crossed. Do any of you have any experience with that? A ML150/G6 is limited to 48GB RAM but I have been talking to a German company that ...
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Cloning a server across architectures

I have this Linux (Debian) server that I want to duplicate, with all its services and their settings. Actually, it is to replace the existing server with newer hardware. I'd like the process to be as ...
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Understanding Logman - Processor Time

As part of a project I am working on, I have to monitor server/desktop performance to ensure there is no degradation as a direct result of my work. I thought I would set up some performance counters ...
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Nginx + php-fpm - Each php-fpm process 70-100% cpu when running

I have a situation in which the following is taking place: We are on linode with 8-core, 8gb of ram , 2.6 ghz - using nginx + php-fpm - we are getting extremely high graphs of cpu usage (which we ...
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How long/how hard should I stress test CPU and memory before declaring it OK?

One of our Dell PowerEdge LCDs was showing "CPU 2 machine check error", but I couldn't find anything in the logs regarding MCE or "Hardware Error." I cleared the message, but I wanted to run the ...
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mpm worker - high server load

i have 10 wordpress site with this plugins : w3 total cache + wordpress seo my server load some time goes up. vps : 1gb ram , 4 cpu 2.6 mpm worker : StartServers 2 ServerLimit ...
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Directadmin Apache server finetuning advice

I currently have a dedicated server from which I provide shared hosting for some clients of mine. Server specs AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4000+ 4GB DDR RAM 1x Seagate ...
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What CPU upgrade can I fit to my server without busting something? [closed]

I currently have a 1U rack mounted dell poweredge 1950, it came with 2x Intel Xeon 5160's as standard, but the server is starting to max CPU usage too often and I'm looking to upgrade the CPU without ...
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Building a SAN on 2012R2 “Storage Spaces” - More Cores, or Faster Single Thread?

I am considering building a SAN unit on Server 2012R2 using Storage Space. In that situation is it more helpful to have more CPU cores, or less faster cores?
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CPU/RAM upgrade for HP Proliant ML350 G5

I have an HP ML350 G5 server with a single Intel 5130 dual core Xeon installed. Is it possible to upgrade it to a dual processor system? I've looked at the quickspecs and spent a couple of hours ...
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Events/1 and Server Interrupts

Currently I am seeing a lot of CPU usage on events/1 and I was wanting to know how to figure out what is causing that? cat /proc/interrupts CPU0 CPU1 CPU2 CPU3 ...
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Dell T300: micro code update warning

I picked up a Dell T300 server with an E5345 CPU and BIOS gives me a "Warning! No microcode update loaded for processor 0" I have to hit F1 to continue or F2 to enter setup. Upon continuing ...
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Amazon EC2 micro instance has 100% CPU usage

My Amazon EC2 micro instance has 100% CPU usage very often. I only have a wordpress installation on it. I'm still in production mode, so no users but I get 100% CPU usage. Does someone know how to ...
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How to view CPU Load on Windows Server 2008 [duplicate]

It's a simple question, really, I'd like to check the CPU Load of my Windows Server 2008 machine. This value gets reported to Zabbix, but I have no clue where Zabbix gets the value from. All I can ...
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Windows Server 2012, Hyper-V and CPU Usage

The server sits on RAIDed SSD drives too. Is there a reason why the host machine seems to get more CPU over a VM in Hyper-V? The guest machine is at 100% CPU while the HOST is only at 20%. Anywa ...
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SNMP tick counter wrap around logic

I'm trying to calculate CPU usage in percent over SNMP of a remote agent based on the ssCpuRaw* tick counters. As I understand it they are all of type COUNTER(32 bit) so tey'll wrap around to zero ...
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Should APIC be used on VMs?

I'm provisioning some VMware and Virtualbox VMs, both 32 and 64 bit and all my boot commands start with /install/vmlinuz noapic. Searching for information about APIC etc. around the web doesn't give ...
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virt-top says guests are inactive

i was searching a program to show RAM and CPU usage of my KVM guests. I found virt-top which was working yesterday very good. Today i was starting it again and it dont want to work: virt-top 19:46:51 ...
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Is it good to set cpufreq as high as possible all the time?

Originally this question was about why I have cpuinfo mhz of 1400 when I purchased a 2300 mhz server cpu. With the help of HBruijn (thx!) and using cpufreq-info tools I found out my real specs: ...
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Trading Engine running on RHEL 5.x [closed]

Before asking question quick background about myself working at one of trading company this is my 1st job as sysadmin I have finish my RHCE no experience how production server work. In our company ...
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How to increase the default number of Postgres processes?

Disclaimer: I'm relatively new to Postgres. On my production EC2 DB server, I'm experiencing high CPU usage on two of the five CPUs, ultimately resulting in latency for users of my application. I've ...
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Mysql process overload cpu

We have this mysql process running and kicking the cpu up to 200%. Any idea how this could be fixed? /usr/sbin/mysqld --basedir=/ --datadir=/var/lib/mysql --user=mysql ...