Ask HN: DigitalOcean droplet with modified CPU name

2 points by jjoe 4 days ago

Hi

Is it typical of webhosts to change the "model name" of a CPU in older models/machines from users? This is a new "Basic" droplet I created in NYC:

** processor : 0

vendor_id : GenuineIntel

cpu family : 6

model : 63

model name : *DO-Regular*

stepping : 2

microcode : 0x1

cpu MHz : 1995.312

cache size : 4096 KB

physical id : 0

siblings : 1

core id : 0

cpu cores : 1

apicid : 0

initial apicid : 0

fpu : yes

fpu_exception : yes

cpuid level : 13

wp : yes

flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss syscall nx rdtscp lm constant_tsc rep_good nopl xtopology cpuid tsc_known_freq pni pclmulqdq vmx ssse3 fma cx16 pcid sse4_1 sse4_2 x2apic movbe popcnt tsc_deadline_timer aes xsave avx f16c rdrand hypervisor lahf_lm abm cpuid_fault invpcid_single pti ssbd ibrs ibpb tpr_shadow vnmi flexpriority ept vpid ept_ad fsgsbase tsc_adjust bmi1 avx2 smep bmi2 erms invpcid xsaveopt arat md_clear bugs : cpu_meltdown spectre_v1 spectre_v2 spec_store_bypass l1tf mds swapgs itlb_multihit

bogomips : 3990.62

clflush size : 64

cache_alignment : 64

address sizes : 40 bits physical, 48 bits virtual **

wmf 4 days ago

I don't know how common it is, but I can imagine it avoids complaints about "last time you gave me Broadwell but this time I got Haswell".