Question

CPU cores of Droplet server

Posted September 29, 2018 1.2k views
DigitalOcean Ubuntu 18.04

According to result of command cat /proc/cpuinfo, my Droplet server’s CPU is Intel Xeon E5-2650 v4.
Intel official product site says it has 12 cores/24 threads but the result of cat /proc/cpuinfo is 1 core.
What is correct?

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Yes it does have 12c/24t but your droplet only has 1c/1t made available to your droplet. This is a well known virtualization layer trick. This is so droplets can share the server’s hardware more fairly and more efficiently according to their plan resources.

Some plans have 2 cores, for example. So /proc/cpuinfo will show 2 cores.

This is so droplets can share the server’s hardware more fairly and more efficiently according to their plan resources.

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