2 Replies Latest reply: Aug 5, 2012 1:53 AM by Thomas Camilleri
Thomas Camilleri Level 2 Level 2 (310 points)

Given that applications must be written to take advantage of multiple cores, I know that Photoshop will take advantage of extra cores but I am not sure which other applications are optimized for multiple cores/threads. Where can I get this information for specific applications? Also, when multiple applications are being run simultaneously (possibly by different users) how are cores allocated? I would assume that first each application and/or user would be allocated a core/thread if available and then any application which could take advantage of multiple cores/threads would be allocated additional cores until all resources have been allocated. Correct? If so, what happens if there are not enough cores/threads and some must be shared?

 

Thanks in advance for any insights.


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