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SMP has been supported since OpenBSD 3.6, released in 2004. Presumably the old limit was 4 cores or 16 cores. The easiest way to get SMP support is to install the bsd.mp kernel. That should happen by default if your system has multiple cores. OpenBSD SMP project As of June, 2004, SMP (Symmetric MultiProcessor) support has been merged into the main ...
As an update to this question/answer, threading will become more useful in the 5.2 release, which will then supposedly make applications like mysql run faster. If you are going to run the bsd.mp kernel for multiprocessor/multicore systems, even if it's NOT AMD, use the AMD64 platform instead of the i386 platform, as that seems to be the prevailing wisdom ...
It sounds like your VM has been configured to provide a single virtual cpu. The following documentation might help you in reconfiguring your VM to provide multiple cores: https://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch03.html#settings-processor This may help, I had a similar issue with an Ubuntu VM. This help me with my original question
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