The section Computer allows the provider to adjust the system configuration he is offering. If you do not wish to make any modifications simply tick the box „This Machine“, and the settings from the System Properties will be used.
The option Cluster Controller is needed if you have access to a cluster. A cluster is a group of networked computers which act as a single computer to the outside world. A cluster is very efficient for carrying out intensive analyses with chess engines.
If you have access to a cluster and want to offer this, it is displayed as a cluster in the column „Cores“.
The following paramaters are available:
Speed in MHz The processor speed.
Number of Boxes This parameter is only relevant for clusters.
Number of CPUs The number of processors that are used.
Number of Cores The number of processor cores.
Number of Threads The number of parallel tasks allowed in the process.