We are considering a new workstation (will be running Fedora 25/26), and would like to know what a good CPU would be. To start off, I need to know how many cores I need. To help decide that, I want to see how one of the applications I will be using a lot preforms.
Does 'make' take advantage of multi-core/multi-thread? What about multi-CPU? Would making the Kernel, for example, be significantly shorter with multiple cores, or would the difference be not noticeable?
I'm not doing scientific calculations here, so a few milisecond difference won't bother me.