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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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KVM host only using one core out of 8

This KVM host is only running one VM/guest right now, and it is running with -smp 1. Top shows only the first core being active. Is that expected when using -smp1? The guest OS is Windows XP. The ...
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MySQL MyISAM multi-core optimization

I've noticed that our app does not respond to requests when a demanding request is in execution. Running top seems to identify the source of the problem: top - 13:54:25 up 1 day, 13:43, 2 users, ...
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Red Hat AS 64-bit and multi core chip recognition

We're running RH AS 64-bit 4.6 and for some reason after installing a Hitachi SAN driver, the kernal only recognizes 1 CPU of the 8 (4 dual core Opterons). This server hosts an Oracle 9i database, so ...
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Java: Limit the number of cores a JVM can use

Multiple users are running java applications on a 60-core compute server (Linux/Ubuntu-based). There are different applications and most of them are not developed in-house. While the sysadmin thinks ...
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Quad Core but Single Core on task manager

ACPI Multiprocessor -> Check 4 Processor shown on Device Manager -> Check 4 Processor shown on Task Manager -> Nope OS -> Windows 2003 Enterprise 32Bit Should I see four processers on the Task ...
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If SMP is disabled, does that mean I cannot use multicores? Or multiprocessors?

I've purchased a VPS for the sake of dev work, and had wished to install NetBSD under the Xen DomU guest. Unfortunately it is stated that this will work, however will not support SMP. Does this mean ...
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mpstat not showing all CPUs on CentOS 5.5 (64 bit)

I have two Quad Core XEON processors. When I run "mpstat" then it just shows combine figure of all CPUs like this: 12:16:44 AM CPU %user %nice %sys %iowait %irq %soft %steal %idle ...
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How to get Windows Server 2008 VM to use multiple cores

I have a Windows Server 2008 machine running in VirtualBox. On initial installation, only one processor was made available, but now I want to run it as a multiprocessor machine. I have made all four ...
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SQL Server 2005 preferring a single core per cpu?

HI folks, I've a SQL Server 2005 system, with 4 cpus in it each with 4 cores. It's currently mainly utilising just 4 cores, ie 4 hover around 90% utilisation at peak and the others closer to 30%. I'm ...
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AWS EC2 instance hyperthreading

I am currently doing some performance testing of web-apps that we have moved to AWS. One of the things we have noticed is that vCPU performance doesn't seem to be nearly as good as we'd expected. In ...
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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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making use of multiple cores with autobench/httperf

I would like to benchmark a powerfull webcluster with autobench. The problem is that autobench (which uses httperf) can only use one core, thus limiting the amount of load that a client can put on the ...
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Nginx worker_processes and multi core cpu's - Do Hyper-threading cores count?

Quite often, when reading about the recommended worker_processes for nginx it is stated that this should be set to the numbers of cores the server hosting nginx has. We were wondering if we should ...
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Assigning cores to VM in vSphere

Complete vSphere newbie here... Background: So, I have a 12 core machine with 24 VMs on it. Currently, all the processing power is shared between these VMs equally. The question: Can I configure ...
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Free alternative to NI Real-Time Hypervisor?

Is there an free alternative to National Instruments' NI Real-Time Hypervisor? National Instruments provides both a Windows and Linux versions.
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Running multiple copies of the script - using cores or simply slowing the server down?

I have a small compact PHP script that monitors a beanstalk message queue on a CentOS 5 server. When it gets a message, it starts to undertake a particular action and once complete, goes back to the ...
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SQL server availability issue: large query stops other connections from connecting

I've got a high-spec (multicore, RAID) server running MS SQL 2008, with several databases on it. I have a low throughput process that periodically needs a small amount of information from one of the ...
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CPU core utilization is automatic?

I have a 512MB KVM Debian OS VPS running several game servers and several sql enabled websites. Currently I have 1 vCPU core and it stays around 15% usage. If I were to get an extra vCPU core will ...
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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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Web- and DB-Server: High clock rate and less cores vs. less clock rate and many cores

I am currently looking into setting up a new infrastructure for a hosting project of mine. Basically it will be managed hosting with a strong focus on Django-based apps. All will be Linux-based of ...
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2 x Dual Core vs 1 x Quad Core Performance

A license restriction limits us to 2 x dual core servers, or one 1 x quad core server. Should we see better performance running 2 x Dual Core servers or 1 x Quad Core? Dual Core processors are ...
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How to force a process to run on a particular cpu?

I know that taskset can be used to force a process to run on a particular cpu. How can I force tomcat to run on a particular CPU? I then want to run apache bench on a seperate CPU. Update I ...
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Util. to tell me how many cores are being used under Win 2003 Standard

Confusion reigns about licensing, with the No. of processors that can be engaged by various versions of 2003/ 2008 server. Now that we have 6 core AMDs and future 8 core Intels, I wonder if hardware ...
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Only 1 CPU Core is used in IIS 7.5

I have the following configuration. Quad Core Windows Server 2008 IIS 7.5 4GB RAM 32 bit I have hosted MVC 1 application in this server. But when running this application yields that only 1 CPU ...
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Multicore license: ESX Vs Citrix Xenserver [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? VMware ESX is free for upto 6 cores per CPU only Vsphere Advanced version is required for 12 CPU cores does ...
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Is Pentium D915 plug compatible with Core 2 Quad?

I have a system: dual core pentium d 915 currently running at 2.8GHz with 2GB DDR2. I wish to upgrade it to be used as an application server. I wish to upgrade the processor and ram to 4GB. ...
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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 ...
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Hardware virtualization support for Core i7 + P55

I'm considering a hardware upgrade from AMD Opteron 1216 to a Core i7 920 or Core i7 860. I want to know if Hardware Virtualization (VT-X) is supported? I found the spec sheets online which say yes. ...
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how to check if a process with heavy io usage is running properly

I am now managing a computer cluster for scientific computing. Some processes in the cluster need heavy io usage. Now I find such a process: Its state changes rapidly between DOWN and RUN and its ...
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Taskset not working properly in OpenVZ container

In a Debian OpenVZ container, I'm trying to use taskset to pin a process to a core, but it doesn't work: root@foo:/# taskset -c -p 0 1754 pid 1754's current affinity list: 0-7 pid 1754's new affinity ...
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Does using all cores reduce efficiency?

I have a program (well, php script) which does some pretty heavy text searching - it loads a 2mb and 40mb file and searches through them to find where each word that appears in the first is present in ...
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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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On Multiple Processors sytem, System load is high while most of CPUS are idle

See the following output of "top". Any idea? top - 17:33:25 up 7 days, 28 min, 4 users, load average: 12.04, 8.35, 6.30 Tasks: 477 total, 2 running, 474 sleeping, 0 stopped, 1 zombie Cpu0 ...
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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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Single server investment for MPI and GridGain

Our department has $16k to buy computer hardware for high performance computation. The purpose is to do simulation and data analysis using multithreaded applications written with MPI or GridGain, so ...
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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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Opposite answers, which is true: Can a vCPU be mapped to more than one physical CPU? [duplicate]

I have a 32 bit optimization software (CPU intensive) which can use only one cpu core. If a virtual operation system in VMware is set to be one vCPU, can this system use more than one physical cpu of ...
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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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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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How to troubleshoot the performance difference between two multicore systems?

We have two servers that are very similar configurations, but when running the same custom in-house application, the performance numbers are substantially different. Here are the server specs ...
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Tomcat performing terribly for no apparent reason

We're running a game application .WAR on Tomcat 6 on an Amazon EC2 server, 8 core processor, 7gb RAM. The application uses a MySQL database hosted on Amazon RDS. This Facebook application takes ages ...
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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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Can I improve speed in Hyper-V?

I use Windows Server 2008 R2 (it is host) with Hyper-V and a guest running Ubuntu 12.04 LTC. It is my settings: RAM 32768 Cores (virtual processes) 4. (I need 12) I also use virtual hard drive ...
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Tracking down high CPU core utilisation

I have a system with 24 cores and for some reason only the first core is at 100% utilisation while the others are in the range of 20-25%. I would like to get all processes that are running on the ...
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How strongly does the number of processors influence on the performance? [closed]

I use Windows Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V. I can increase the number of processors in Hyper-V settings (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQCMT-O6bMM). How strongly it will increase the performance? ...
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When should I consider a 2 socket motherboard for Server? [duplicate]

We are buying a new server and the idea of dual socket motherboard comes up. Is 2 socket motherboard worth the price and hassle for an application that hosts a couple of websites and databases for a ...
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Why do I need six cores in a cpu for a server? [closed]

I was getting specs for dell server and one cpu is an Intel Xeon with 6 cores, another 4 cores. What am I getting with this? Do I need six cores? What does that give me? I don't know what ...
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Hyperthreading can only create two threads? [closed]

HyperThreading can only create two cores/threads ? More can not be created by design or is there any other limitation ?