AIX Tip of the Week

Determing the CPU Clock Speed

Audience: All

Date: December 3, 2002

In AIX 5.1 pmcycles command lists the processor speed. The pmcycles command is part of the "bos.pmapi.pmsvcs" fileset.

If you have an AIX 4.3 system, the "uname -m" command provides a code that identifies the CPU. For more information, see

Bruce Spencer,