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Quad-CPU vs Dual-CPU AMD performance difference [closed]

important note: in this text - CPU is a CPU (processor, physical object) and CORE is a CORE (invisible, inside cpu)... Quad-CPU systems are expensive, and there is not so many information about them. ...
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how do I make windows use all processors

I have Windows 2008 on VirtualBox on Linux 2.6 on Athlon II X4 630 processor. When installing Windows the number of CPUs was set to 1 (I forgot to change it). Now I want Windows to use 2 processors ...
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How to disable SMP in Windows 7?

Somebody told me to disable the SMP to reduce the number of cores to 1. How can I do that in Windows 7?
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Where exactly L1, L2 and L3 Caches located in computer?

Where exactly L1, L2 and L3 Caches Located in computer ? I know, we use Cache to increase performance by picking DATA and INSTRUCTIONS from Cache rather than Main Memory. Following are my questions ...
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For virtual machines, when SMP is available on the host, should guest also have SMP setup?

I'm trying to find out the best "bang for my buck" so to speak in regards to virtual machines, and SMP. I have an Intel Core 2 Duo, which of course has two cores and the VT extensions, and I'm ...
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Cache coherence literature for big (>=16CPU) systems

What books and articles can you recommend to learn basis of cache coherence problems in big SMP systems (which are NUMA and ccNUMA really) with >=16 cpu sockets? Something like SGI Altix architecture ...
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Is there graceful degradation in symmetric multi-processing (SMP) systems?

Since graceful degradation is a fault-tolerant feature, is it true that in a multi-processor systems with symmetric multi-processing, there will be no graceful degradation? Update: ...
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Modern CPU for highly concurrent server applications?

I am looking for a hardware, which must run about 256 computationally intensive real-time concurrent tasks in 24 hour mode. Each task takes about 40-50 MFLOPs, so all tasks require about 10 GFLOPs. ...
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Should I use NUMA or SMP with Vista 64-bit?

My Dell Precision T5500 workstation has an option in the BIOS for changing the memory mode between SMP and NUMA. Which of these options should I use with Vista 64-bit? Does Vista support NUMA? ...