Somebody having access to a Windows machine with > 64 CPUs?

Corinna Vinschen
Wed Aug 12 15:20:00 GMT 2015

On Aug 11 12:57, Brian J. Johnson wrote:
> On 08/10/2015 12:05 PM, Achim Gratz wrote:
> >Corinna Vinschen writes:
> >>I was referring to Windows 7 because that's the first OS (including
> >>it's 2008R2 server version) which supports more than 64 CPUs and the
> >>OS calls required to use and fetch info on them,
> >>GetLogicalProcessorInformationEx.
> >
> >I think the only practical use of this possibility might have been in
> >the HPC space.  I don't know anybody running such a system, though.
> In-memory databases also benefit from really large systems.  Lots of RAM
> requires lots of sockets, which bring along lots of cores.  Eg.
> I believe KVM will let you define a VM with > 64 CPUs, and recent versions
> provide some control over the NUMA layout of the virtual
> sockets/cores/threads.  Maybe that will give you what you're looking for,
> Corinna.

Nice idea and incidentally a collegue reminded me of this idea a couple
hours ago as well.  I tested this now locally and I got the results I'm
looking for (albeit they are a bit confusing).


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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