How to Check Processor Cores in an AIX

Written by mark pool
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AIX is a Unix operating system sold by IBM. It includes a graphical interface by default, called the Common Desktop Environment . The Common Desktop Environment includes tools for common tasks like web browsing, e-mail, word processing, basic filing and a variety of other productivity applications. However, some tools are still command line only. The "prtconf" command is used to display basic system information, including processor information, memory size, network information, kernel type, paging space and file system information.

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    Exit the Common Desktop Environment or open a terminal window from the "Menu."

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    Type "prtconf | less" to display the system information. Use the arrow keys to scroll up and down. The "Number of Processors" line will identify the number of cores.

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    Press "q" when finished to exit.

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