The central processing unit, or CPU, is a vital component of a computer system. Often referred to as the “brain” of a computer, the CPU receives instructions from software programs or connected hardware, and performs the mathematical and logical operations required to produce the desired output.
Nowadays, the physical “chip” we call a CPU is often composed of multiple CPU cores, and software is written to split tasks between cores to increase the amount of work that can be done per unit of time.
Join our DigitalOcean community of over a million developers for free! Get help and share knowledge in our Questions & Answers section, find tutorials and tools that will help you grow as a developer and scale your project or business, and subscribe to topics of interest.Sign up
Click below to sign up and get $200 of credit to try our products over 60 days!