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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On a dual CPU server, is it normal for one CPU to run hotter than the other?

I have a dual Opteron server running Linux with libvirt to host several VMs. The VMs work fine and the server processes OK, but I notice one CPU always runs about 69C (throttles at 70C) and the other ...
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Oops in syslog and freeze the server with docker

I've got following exceptions after my server freezes and reboot for 2 times I cannot tell the relevant with docker, but it happends every time I started some containers and I cannot find any useful ...
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Can I perform an IPMI bios update without a supported CPU?

I'm considering to build a server using the Supermicro X10SLL-F board with a Xeon E3-1231 v3 CPU. However, according to my research, this CPU requires a BIOS update (unfortunately Supermicro does not ...
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Website performance sluggish - High CPU and Disk Usage

Over the past couple of days my website's performance has been very sluggish, with queries taking a lot of time to execute. My CPU usage hit around 100% 4 times this week. Here is the output of top at ...
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PostgreSQL queries slower than before?

I am using PostgreSQL 9.3 server on my production server. Everything had been working fine for the past couple of months. But since the past week or so, PostgreSQL seems to have becomes very slow with ...
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How to detect NX/XD bit under Windows

I'm trying to find a way to detect (using software) if the system I'm on has 'No eXecute' bit capability. Under Linux I would simply list the CPU features using /proc/cpuinfo but I found nothing in ...
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Increased CPU usage and server response time

Over the past 10 days, I'm suddenly experiencing increased CPU usage on my website with CPU usage reaching 100% three times. During that time I'm unable to SSH to my website so I haven't been able to ...
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Sudden increase in CPU usage and server response time

Over the past 10 days, I'm suddenly experiencing increased CPU usage on my website with CPU usage reaching 100% three times. During that time I'm unable to SSH to my website so I haven't been able to ...
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Can I safely mix RAM (ECC) sizes in a server board?

I have a server (actually used as workstation) with a Supermicro X8DA6 motherboard, with 2 installed Intel X5650 processors. It uses ECC RAM. It currently has 6 Kingston KVR1333D3D8R9S/4GHB dimms ...
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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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Best upgrade option for socket LGA771 Intel platform? [closed]

I've got a dual CPU Intel Dual-Core Xeon E5140 system. What's my best option to max the system performance-wise by CPU upgrading. It's an IBM server with LGA771 sockets. It's meant for typical LAMP ...
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How do I track CPU Utilization for Window Services?

I am using the windows task manager to track CPU utilization. I notice that my applications are listed but Windows Services are not. For instance, total CPU usage is listed at 70% but the summary of ...
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How to reinitialize processor for /sys in Linux [migrated]

I have upgraded my laptop from Intel Pentium P6100 to Core i5-460M. i5 supports Turbo Boost. To switch this on/off I need to do: echo 0 or 1 > /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpufreq/boost But my System ...
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Amazon EC2 T2 Small Instance CPU Usage Exceeding Limits

I am running WHM/Cpanel on an CentOS6.5 AMI on a Amazon EC2 T2.micro Instance. T2 instance baseline performance and ability to burst are governed by CPU Credits. Each T2 instance receives CPU Credits ...
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Desktop CPU VS server CPU performance - is passmark relevant?

I am replacing my SOHO server (desktop-grade components) with a used server. A quad-core i5 is being replaced with dual quad-core Xeons X5355, here are the details: i5-2300, passmark score 5276: ...
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Amazon G2 not giving a much better computing performance than my laptop CPU [closed]

I have a Java console application that performs Reed-Solomon error correction on large volumes of data (~700 MB at a time), just to test performance. The application is multithreaded, I can see it ...
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CONFIG_HOTPLUG_CPU=n - kernel panic?

I have a task to disable CPU hotplug in RHEL5 kernel (2.6.18-el5.xxx). I have no problem recompiling an own kernel from the sources with an old config. But as soon as I disable CPU hotplug, I get ...
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Do blocking input ports increases security?

1-Do blocking unused input ports in firewall increases system security? How? (as there is no daemon listening on those ports anyway) 2-Do dropping those unused ports will positively or negatively ...
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Upgrade CPU for IBM xSeries 346 with VT-X?

Are there any socket Xeon 603 or 604 CPU's that support VT-X that I can replace the stock one with?
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How does Linux distribute load on multiple CPU cores

Let's say I got 2 quadcore processors (8x 2,13Ghz). The server runs multiple programs which can only utilize 1 core + Nginx and Apache worker at the same time. The question is, does Linux efficiently ...
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vCPU performance between 1 or 2 vCPU's

Within virtualisation (Predominantly VMware) is there a performance advantage using either 1 CPU with 4 cores or 2 CPU's with 2 cores? Let's assume the application running on a VM can use two CPU's.
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CPU clarification in vCenter

So i'm running a lab on a Dell PE R410 2 X 4C 2.26Ghz, this evening I saw that vCenter is showing that the processor is @ 2.27Ghz. It's not that big of a deal but was curious as to why there is that ...
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Set default numa policy to “interleave” system wide

I know it is possible to set the numa mode to "interleave" (see NB below) for a specific process using numactrl --interleave, but I'd like to know if it is possible to make this the system wide ...
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Dual core CPUs stall with Docker on Ubuntu Linux

I have seen performance degradation after half an hour to one hour with machines running Celery (Django/Python), or Storm under Docker containers with Ubuntu base on Dual-core CPUs on AWS. I see ...
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Avira Webgate Troubleshooting: High CPU load

we are using Avira Webgate as Virusscanner for squid. We have two Servers running the Avira Webgate and see in both servers the same behaviour: The CPU is nearly always at 100% CPU whicht is fine on ...
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High CPU Utilization from apache tomcat

In our environment, we have two tomcat servers on a windows environment which are load balanced. Server 1 has normal CPU utilization whereas Server 2 has almost/more than double the CPU utilization of ...
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What creates CPU I/O wait but no disk operations?

I have CPU I/O wait steady around 50%, but when I run iostat 1 it shows little to no disk activity. What causes wait without iops? NOTE: There no NFS or FUSE filesystems here, but it is using Xen ...
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Machine Check Exeption

I got a Machine Check Exception error earlier, Does this mean my CPU is corrupt? What is the problem here? I keep getting this error randomly and the system shuts off.
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CPU error messages shown in console during boot — “CPU1: Stuck ??”

I recently installed a second CPU into a server. The CPU is identical to the first and I verified that the CPU is in good working order prior to the installation. The server booted up and I installed ...
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How to estimate server load?

I know a time of some cryptographic operation - let's say, for instance, it takes 0.4598s to perform a cryptographic action. I have a Intel Xeon 3.00GHz CPU (multi-core). How can I calculate (I skip ...
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Strange CPU spikes with MySQL

On my server (ubuntu 12.04) mysqld started to show some strange CPU spikes. I've logged some of it as a sample: http://pastebin.com/4MwKUVwL The value after the triple dash '---' is the cpu usage ...
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Can you put different CPUs in a dual-cpu motherboard?

I have an ASUS KCMA-D8 motherboard with two Socket C32 CPU sockets. Only one is used right now. Can if put a different (better) CPU in the other socket and have the motherboard use both? Or do ...
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difference between taskset and cpuset

I'm trying to reduce the latency of my linux network application. I've learned that there are two tools for "binding" a program to particular CPU core: taskset and cpuset. Which one should I prefer? ...
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Is it possible to influence the way CPUs are enumerated under Linux?

I have a HP DL380 G7 with 2 unequal CPUs in it. One is a quad core CPU with faster cores, and one is a 6 core CPU with slower cores. On this box I run an application that due to licensing reasons ...
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What bus size does the armadaxp CPU with armv7l architecture of a Synology DS214 have?

less /proc/cpuinfo prints Processor : Marvell PJ4Bv7 Processor rev 2 (v7l) processor : 0 BogoMIPS : 1064.96 processor : 1 BogoMIPS : 1064.96 Features : swp ...
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HIGH CPU usage by PHP on a VPS Magento Server

My server running magento is 4gb ram and 4 core cpu. But still i am struggling with the high CPU usage. I only have 10 visitors at any given point of time. I am not sure if the PHP has to take this ...
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ESXi and Windows Server CPU parking

For those that don't know, CPU parking is a feature in recent Windows Server releases that allows Windows to pretty much drop a CPU core to zero use, and having nothing use it. It's been introduced as ...
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Does enabling more IIS logging fields consume resources?

It seems that IIS7 doesn't enable the bytes sent and bytes received fields in its logs by default. I would like to enable them so I could watch bandwidth consumption of individual sites, but my ...
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High load of RAM but low CPU

I've a dedicated problem.. When I make a load test with ~500 connections, CPU stay low (about 30%) but memory grow up fast ! And I have a 100% used RAM and 50% used SWAP.. An other dedicated with 2x ...
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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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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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How does top calculate CPU usage on a Linux system with a single core?

How is CPU usage calculated on a Linux system with a single core? Cpu(s): 28.1%us, 6.5%sy, 0.0%ni, 43.0%id, 21.6%wa, 0.0%hi, 0.5%si, 0.2%st Please explain me how the us, sy, ni, id, wa, hi, si ...
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Windows Server 2012 - Trace CPU Spike / Takeover

I have had a problem in the last few days where every 10-15 minutes, my entire server goes non-responsive, shutting out all TCP connections, for about 3 minutes. I finally found that the connections ...
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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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Proper way of interpreting system load on a 4 core 8 thread processor

As we all know, load of 1.00 on a single processor means that there is a load of 100%. Analogically a 4.00 load on a quad core would be 100%. How should I interpret load on a 4 core 8 thread ...
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Efficient way to use maldet scanner

I don't know if this is the right place to ask this question or not. Sorry if this is not the right place. I have installed the maldet (Linux Malware Detect) scanner to scan malware from the server. ...
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Dell Poweredge R410 does not recognize second CPU

I have a Dell Poweredge R410 with two CPUs installed. I tried everything but the second CPU does not get recognized by the BIOS or the Linux Operating System it has. Both CPUs are Intel Xeon E5602 ...
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WPF application issues on AMD CPU vs Intel

I'm not sure if I should toss this on SO or not, I don't think its code based, so I'll start here. We are having an issue in the testing of our new product when using on an AMD CPU vs Intel. The app ...
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Getting high CPU usage on EC2 running Plesk

I've been running Plesk on an AWS EC2 instance for over a year with no major issues. All of a sudden yesterday I start getting severe CPU spikes / periods which has made my uptime about 16% over ...
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Historical CPU Utilization by Service Name In RHEL 6.2

I need to implement historical CPU Utilization by service name in Linux Red Hat 6.2. Is there any software or command which can provide such details ?