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I'm looking for a CPU monitoring tool that could monitor the different processors in my machine, and also has a GUI (similar to the Ubuntu monitoring tool).

Is there anything like that in Centos?

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# yum info gnome-system-monitor

Name        : gnome-system-monitor
Arch        : i686
Version     : 2.28.0
Release     : 11.el6
Size        : 1.8 M
Repo        : base
Summary     : Process and resource monitor
URL         : http://www.gnome.org/
License     : GPLv2+
Description : gnome-system-monitor allows to graphically view and manipulate the running
            : processes on your system. It also provides an overview of available resources
            : such as CPU and memory.

to install, type:

# yum install gnome-system-monitor
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Exactly what I was looking for :) – Omar Abid Dec 29 '12 at 14:23

The tried and true gkrellm is always out there :) It has some great themes and provides a ton of useful information in a small footprint. I'm sure there are many more recent projects out there, but to celebrate the release of E17 I offer gkrellm up as my suggestion.

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Not to be flippant but you could use:

xterm -e top

I know it doesn't have magic buttons, but it's very powerful, can have colors and does have an interactive help (press ? or h).

This is actually what I use, since it works on just about every *nix.

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Conky is a popular GUI widget style monitor akin to gkrellm, both of which should be available as a centos package (they're in fedora). Google and you'll find pictures, etc.

Personally I like gkrellm, but either one could be configured just as a CPU gauge, either "compound" or per-core.

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