Use this task to activate or deactivate cores using the BIOS Setup Utility.
If a core is deactivated in BIOS, it cannot be activated in the OS.
When you activate or deactivate cores in BIOS, it applies the change to all sockets in the server equally.
The BIOS Setup Utility provides the ability to select how many cores are active (1 through 18). It does not allow you to select individual cores or ranges of cores.
Before You Begin
Elastic computing requires Intel Speed Step, which can be enabled or disabled in the Advanced - CPU Power Management Configuration screen. This setting is enabled by default.
The Active Processor Cores dialog exits and the selected number of cores appears on the Advanced -> Processor Configuration screen.