single core geekbench execution

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09 Sep, 2019 08:23 PM

I noticed that when I launch geekbench4 on my intel 4214 silver processor, the "single core" benchmarks are scheduled to run across multiple logical cores. Even if I taskset the command using "taskset 0x1 ./geekbench4", the actual benchmark components get executed across multiple cores.

Is this expected and if yes, what is the interpretation of "single core score" in this case?

How can I pin the geekbench benchmark components to a single logical core if I wanted to?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by John on 22 Sep, 2019 06:09 AM

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    Geekbench doesn't attempt to park threads on a single core, but rather leaves that determination up to the operating system's scheduler.

    You can pin Geekbench to a single logical core by running taskset 0x1 ./geekbench_x86_64 instead of taskset 0x1 ./geekbench4.

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