"Adam Horner"n:http://www.salmagundi.org.uk/ showed me how to check, on a linux system, information about the CPU make and model on the command line:
$ cat /proc/cpuinfo
I write it down so I don't forget. Note that this is on the command line, i.e. when you don't even have a graphical interface.
Running this on the very server I serve these pages:
peterbe@compaqpete:~$ cat /proc/cpuinfo processor : 0 vendor_id : GenuineIntel cpu family : 6 model : 8 model name : Celeron (Coppermine) stepping : 6 cpu MHz : 699.106 cache size : 128 KB fdiv_bug : no hlt_bug : no f00f_bug : no coma_bug : no fpu : yes fpu_exception : yes cpuid level : 2 wp : yes flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 mmx fxsr sse bogomips : 1392.64
Not very impressive is it. A 700Mhz Celeron. At least it's possible to run Zope, Squid and Apache on it.