Last week, a reader sent in a photo of Windows Task manager showing off a multiprocessing machine's sixteen gonads. Not bad, pretty cool. In the spirit of one-up-man-ship, I present this: An IBM System x3950 server with eight CPUs, All hyperthreaded Xeons.
The result? Windows goes schitzo seeing 32 separate processors. Eric Long, who submitted this screenshot tells us the machine has 32GB of RAM, and is used to do the back end on "This call may be recorded for quality assurance purposes" type voice systems.
Can anyone do better? Maybe some sysadmin from Google/Yahoo? Let's see what you guys got!