How Do I Determine the Number of Cores in My Computer?
Modern computers have multi-core processors containing two or more independent processing units called cores. Through a technique called hyper-threading, physical cores appear to be multiple logical processors or virtual cores to the operating system. The number of logical processors or virtual cores in your computer can be important when licensing the Windward Studios .NET, Java, and RESTful Report Engines. Hence, it is important to determine the number of cores for your computer for accurate licensing.
In this article, we'll see how to determine the number of cores for Windows and Linux computers for Windward licensing.
Determining the Number of Cores for Windows
Method 1: Using ms32info.exe
Use the key combination Windows Key + R to start the Run dialog, then type "msinfo32.exe".
On the System Information dialog, look for "Logical Processor(s)".
Method 2: Using Task Manager
Right click on the Windows Taskbar and select "Task Manager".
In the Task Manager window select the "Performance" tab, then click on "CPU".
Determining the Number of Cores for Linux
At a command prompt, type the command "lscpu". The "CPU(s)" line of the command's output indicates the number of cores.