Question: (Closed) explain concepts of CPU, processor, socket, thread, core
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4.9 years ago by
Ming Tang2.5k
Houston/MD Anderson Cancer Center
Ming Tang2.5k wrote:

Hi there,

I was reading GNU parallel tutorial, and I am confused about some basic concepts.

So what's the difference between CPU, processor, socket, thread and core?

on a local desktop, how many CPUs usually one has?

How about on a remote computing cluster?

Thank you,

paralle • 1.6k views
ADD COMMENTlink written 4.9 years ago by Ming Tang2.5k

not a bioinformatic question. Ask on stackexchange or superuser

ADD REPLYlink written 4.9 years ago by Nicolas Rosewick8.0k

... to become downvoted into the ground for not doing the homework...

ADD REPLYlink modified 4.9 years ago • written 4.9 years ago by Michael Dondrup46k

It's probably an effective way of getting people to learn to google.
 

ADD REPLYlink written 4.9 years ago by Devon Ryan91k

Hello tangming2005!

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What NicoBxl said.

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ADD REPLYlink written 4.9 years ago by Devon Ryan91k
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4.9 years ago by
Ming Tang2.5k
Houston/MD Anderson Cancer Center
Ming Tang2.5k wrote:

I did find something here http://www.sheepguardingllama.com/2008/03/cpus-cores-and-threads-how-many-processors-do-i-have/

I only want a concise answer.

I am a big google fan:)

ADD COMMENTlink written 4.9 years ago by Ming Tang2.5k

You might also try wikipedia.

ADD REPLYlink written 4.9 years ago by Devon Ryan91k
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