I am using a Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo processor. I have installed hadoop in pseudo distributed mode. I have written a program which needs 50 mappers nodes. Is it possible to have 50 mapper nodes in the pseudo distributed mode or I will be limited to 4 nodes(2 * number of cores) . I have tried setting "mapred.tasktracker.map.tasks.maximum" to 50, but there is no change in concurrency.