March 16, 2014

8 commands to check cpu information on Linux

CPU hardware information
The cpu information includes details about the processor, like the architecture, vendor name, model, number of cores, speed of each core etc. There are quite a few commands on linux to get those details about the cpu hardware, and here is a brief about some of the commands.
1. /proc/cpuinfo
The /proc/cpuinfo file contains details about individual cpu cores. Output its contents with less or cat.
$ less /proc/cpuinfo
processor : 0
vendor_id : GenuineIntel
cpu family : 6
model : 23
model name : Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q8400 @ 2.66GHz
stepping : 10
microcode : 0xa07
cpu MHz : 1998.000
cache size : 2048 KB
physical id : 0
siblings : 4
core id : 0
cpu cores : 4

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