I’ve deployed the 2 vCPU 4GB RAM droplet, and while setting some configuration I’ve noticed that it still only has 1 core through ‘cpuinfo’.
What is the difference between the 1 vCPU and 2 vCPU if both only have 1 core?
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1 vCPU = access to 1 core, 2 vCPUs = access to 2 cores, etc…
At least on Ubuntu/Debian, the
/proc/cpuinfohas a separate entry for each CPU core. So when you scan through the file you might see
cpu cores: 1but there is a separate entry for each core. For example:
Knowing that, some commandline-fu to output the number of cores is:
cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep processor | wc -l
which is just finding the number of lines in cpuinfo with
processor. Here’s an even more thorough answer: https://askubuntu.com/questions/724228/how-to-find-the-number-of-cpu-cores-including-virtual