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C# Multithreaded and Parallel Programming by Rodney Ringler

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Examining our hardware

As we will see with some of the tools used to analyze a system's hardware, most count logical cores and not just physical cores. This is important to remember because of the limitation mentioned in the previous section where a CPU only executes an instruction each clock cycle for a physical core.

Let's take a second to look at some examples. First, if you are on a Windows machine (which we will assume for the examples in this book), you can right-click on the Taskbar and run the Task Manager. The following is a sample from my computer:

Examining our hardware

When looking at the Performance tab, you can see it shows four CPUs running. This would lead ...

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