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I love System Load Indicator (indicator-multiload), but it doesn't reflect the usage of the individual CPU cores, just the overall CPU usage. Sometimes I'll have an application max out a single core (ahem, Eclipse), but when I glance at the CPU usage graph, everything looks acceptable.

I know I can just open Htop, but the whole point of an application indicator is being able to get the information you want with a glance, not keystrokes. Thanks.

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Have you tried conky? –  Peachy Jul 16 '12 at 4:43
    
Is there a way to make conky display as an indicator? –  Jason Hartley Jul 17 '12 at 1:42
    
Yes I know about gnome-system-monitor too, and it does show usage per core, but that's not an indicator application, is it? I still miss the huge advantage of showing that information with Unity at the top of your screen, like you do have with Gnome. –  Maarten Aug 27 '12 at 9:26

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Gnome System Monitor shows system load per core for me,

It should have come with your installation, but if not then: sudo apt-get install gnome-system-monitor

resources tab

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He wants an app indicator, not app... –  izx Jul 16 '12 at 3:03

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