I recently bought a recycled HP DL760 with 8 x Xeon 2.7Ghz Processors. Installed openSuSE 10.3, all is going nicely, I see 8 cores, but I have been told (by the chap I got it from) that MS DataCenter sees the full complement of 16 cores.
Has anyone else experienced this? Is this a known glitch? Is there a fix?
Any insight into this would be greatly appreciated.
dave corpdata wrote:
> Hi WJM,
> Thanks for the reply, I use the 64bit version on many of my machines
> (mainly desktops if I’m honest) but the processors are Intel Xeon MP’s,
> so they are 32 bit.
> Like you, I had always understood that openSuSE should easily scale to
> this level, so I was surprised to only see 8 cores.
In kernel 2.6.26, the MAX_CPUS parameter is set to 16 for x86 and 32 for PPC.
AFAIK, all that would need to be done to get more would be to edit that
parameter and recompile the kernel.