Isn't this entirely dependent on whether or not the software you are using is even taking advantage of multi-threading? Not all software does, and good luck finding out if it is. It's easy to see if a process / software is using multiple cores in other environments, I have no clue how you would on the i.

I think the real question you should be asking, is: "Does software x,y,z utilize multiple cores/threads".

-----Original Message-----
From: Gqcy [mailto:gmufasa01@xxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2013 10:08 AM
To: midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: new power7+ models, # of threads

is my supposition correct in that my power 5+ is running 2 threads, since I have 2 "processors" active?

On 2/6/2013 10:03 AM, Nathan Andelin wrote:
If I get a new 720+, and activate 2 cores, I can have
4 threads?

Same chart. 4 threads per core times 2 cores = 8 threads.


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