Originally Posted by ENTERPRISE
I disagree with this.
Regardless of inner cores on a CPU. The ACTUAL physical chip is still the one and only place for main information processing on the motherboard so the term ''Central'' is still correct IMO as it is the ''Central'' point where information is processed.
This has been my view from the beginning.
Like I also said, even if you had more than one socket, it's still the central location where all of the main processing is done, so it still needs to be called the Central Processing Unit. Like, if you have 4 sockets for one system, then those 4 sockets can collectively be called the CPU.
So, 1 socket or 4 sockets is all the same in my eyes in this context because both are the central location for all of the main processing. So when you have 1 socket, it's one piece of hardware making up the CPU. And with 4 sockets, it's 4 pieces of hardware making up the CPU.
I think that even if you had 2 mobos (2 cases) with 4 chips on each (8 total sockets) all dedicated to be doing the processing job for one website (forgive my lack of knowledge about how this works, but please stay with me), then a person can look at the two cases from like 10 feet away and say to somebody, "do you see those two computers? That's actually my CPU." Other guy: "but there are two there." First person: "Yeah, but that's my Central Processing Unit
I wish I could come up with an analogy.