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Old 04-25-2004, 07:22 AM   #1
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Dual CPU

Hi Folks,

Have a dual CPU set-up (AMD), and have installed Fedora core 1. A few questions:

1. How can I tell if both the CPU's are being used (assume I can initiate some number-cruncher which will run for a while)?

2. Does Fedora capitalize of dual CPU configuration? Does some other distribution do a "better" job?

3. Is it possible, as a user, to send different jobs to different CPU's?

4. Even though I have a 32-bit machine, at boot time why do I see a "i686" suffix?

Many thanks for your replies....

Old 04-25-2004, 07:54 AM   #2
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1) From a command-line, run top . It will have a line or two at the top about the CPU usage. You can also check /proc/cpuinfo to make sure both CPUs are recognized.

2) Fedora will do a fine job of SMP.

3) Not sure.

4) Athlons and Durons are the same generation as Intel-686 chips (i686). Linux started on a 386 (i386), then came the 486 (i486), then the Pentium (i586), then the Pentium Pro and others after (i686).


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