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CPU Info

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Ben Tordoff

 

06 Oct 2011 (Updated )

Read various bits of information about the CPU and operating system.

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Description

This function reads various bits of information about the CPU and operating

system, including:

 * CPU name

 * CPU clock speed

 * CPU Cache size (L2)

 * Number of physical CPU cores

 * Operating system name & version

These are provided by /proc/cpu (Unix), sysctl (Mac) or WMIC (Windows).

Requires MATLAB R2010a or above.

MATLAB release MATLAB 7.10 (R2010a)
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23 Apr 2014 nikolat

nikolat

 
04 Jan 2012 Ben Tordoff

Ben Tordoff

Hi Daniel, I don't know much about CPU serial numbers, but from what I've read they don't exist in modern CPUs. See e.g.: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Processor_Serial_Number#Controversy_about_privacy_issues

When I ask for the serial on my CPUs (on linux) I just get "none specified".

It might be possible to get the motherboard serial number, although I haven't managed to get it on Linux without sudo'ing (not a problem on Windows as far as I can tell).

What is it you want to achieve?

Cheers. Ben

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24 Dec 2011 Daniel Dolan

Daniel Dolan

This function does exactly what it says it should. Is there a way to pull a serial number from the CPU?

11 Nov 2011 Stephen

Stephen

 
Updates
09 Nov 2011

Fix for multi-socket Windows boxes.

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