Sys::Info::Device::CPU(3) CPU information.


use Sys::Info;
use Sys::Info::Constants qw( :device_cpu );
my $info = Sys::Info->new;
my $cpu = $info->device( CPU => %options );


   printf "CPU: %s\n", scalar($cpu->identify)  || 'N/A';
   printf "CPU speed is %s MHz\n", $cpu->speed || 'N/A';
   printf "There are %d CPUs\n"  , $cpu->count || 1;
   printf "CPU load: %s\n"       , $cpu->load  || 0;


This document describes version 0.7804 of "Sys::Info::Device::CPU" released on "21 January 2015".

Collects and returns information about the Central Processing Unit (CPU) on the host machine.

Some platforms can limit the available information under some user accounts and this will affect the accessible amount of data. When this happens, some methods will not return anything usable.



Acceps parameters in "key => value" format.


If has a true value, internal cache will be enabled. Cache timeout can be controlled via "cache_timeout" parameter.

On some platforms, some methods can take a long time to be completed (i.e.: WMI access on Windows platform). If cache is enabled, all gathered data will be saved in an internal in-memory cache and, the related method will serve from cache until the cache expires.

Cache only has a meaning, if you call the related method continiously (in a loop, under persistent environments like GUI, mod_perl, PerlEx, etc.). It will not have any effect if you are calling it only once.


Must be used together with "cache" parameter. If cache is enabled, and this is not set, it will take the default value: 10.

Timeout value is in seconds.


If called in a list context; returns an AoH filled with CPU metadata. If called in a scalar context, returns the name of the CPU (if CPU is multi-core or there are multiple CPUs, it'll also include the number of CPUs).

Returns "undef" upon failure.


Returns the CPU clock speed in MHz if successful. Returns "undef" otherwise.


Returns the number of CPUs (or number of total cores).


If successful, returns the bitness ( 32 or 64 ) of the CPU. Returns false otherwise.

load [, LEVEL]

Returns the CPU load percentage if successful. Returns "undef" otherwise.

The average CPU load average in the last minute. If you pass a level argument, it'll return the related CPU load.

    use Sys::Info::Constants qw( :device_cpu );
    printf "CPU Load: %s\n", $cpu->load(DCPU_LOAD_LAST_01);

Load level constants:

    LEVEL               MEANING
    -----------------   -------------------------------
    DCPU_LOAD_LAST_01   CPU Load in the last  1 minute
    DCPU_LOAD_LAST_05   CPU Load in the last  5 minutes
    DCPU_LOAD_LAST_10   CPU Load in the last 10 minutes

"LEVEL" defaults to "DCPU_LOAD_LAST_01".

Using this method under Windows is not recommended since, the "WMI" interface will possibly take at least 2 seconds to complete the request.



Returns the number of threads if hyper threading is supported, returns false otherwise.


Burak Gursoy <[email protected]>.


Copyright 2006 - 2015 Burak Gursoy. All rights reserved.


This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself, either Perl version 5.16.2 or, at your option, any later version of Perl 5 you may have available.