Thursday, June 11, 2009

How many CPUs your operating system can handle?

How many CPUs your operating system can handle? 2 / 4 / 8 – many a times ans is very simple – I don’t know? How to find the answer? Here is one easy way to get to the bottom of this issue. Go to the Task Manager and right click on any process , and then click on the set affinity option as shown below. You will get the answer. Note: this is the number – how many CPUs can be managed by your OS and not the underlying hardware.






And here are the specs for a machine I used in this excercise


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