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DL380 G6 with Dual E5520's showing 16 processors, why?

GILLI_1
Advisor

DL380 G6 with Dual E5520's showing 16 processors, why?

Hi All,

I have recently purchased a DL380 G6 with dual E5520 quad processors, whan I look in Task manager it tells me I have 16 CPU's what is this about?
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marcus1234
Honored Contributor

Re: DL380 G6 with Dual E5520's showing 16 processors, why?

hmmmm

you have 2 quad-core Intel Xeon E5520 with Hyper Threading so 2cpu's with 4 cores and also 2 threads each running , so it shows as 16 cpu's.

its just the way it assigns tasks to itself , it just makes out it is somebody else doing it ,,kind of assigns the jobs and runs threads


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GILLI_1
Advisor

Re: DL380 G6 with Dual E5520's showing 16 processors, why?

So I would assume this will not affect S/W licensing as I still only have 2 CPU's with 4 cores for a total of 8 logical cpus and the hyper threading is providing multiple paths to the cores thus showing 16 CPU's?
Calvin Staples
Frequent Advisor

Re: DL380 G6 with Dual E5520's showing 16 processors, why?

That is correct, if the licensing is by socket the number of cores or threads will not effect licensing.

Cal
marcus1234
Honored Contributor

Re: DL380 G6 with Dual E5520's showing 16 processors, why?

no license issue this is just a representation ..

.hint :)


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