How can I check nbr of cores of computer?
steve at REMOVE-THIS-cybersource.com.au
Thu Jul 31 04:39:41 CEST 2008
On Wed, 30 Jul 2008 11:22:12 -0700, John Nagle wrote:
> defn noob wrote:
>> How can I check how many cores my computer has? Is it possible to do
>> this in a Python-app?
> Why do you care? Python can't use more than one of them at
> a time anyway.
Why do you care why he cares? And he didn't ask how to *use* multiple
cores, but how to detect if they're there.
Maybe all he wants is to write a toy program that outputs "Hello Fred,
your computer has N cores in the CPU. Have a nice day!".
I don't expect that Python will have a built-in core-counting function.
You would probably need to ask the operating system. On Linux, you could
text = os.popen('cat /proc/cpuinfo').read()
How you would do it in Windows or Mac, I have no idea.
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