CPU usage during indexing

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Rick Williams | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Nov 27 2012 8:40 AM

This is just an observation, not a complaint but I've noticed that L5 seems more agressive in its use of CPU resources than L4, which wasn't shy.  This morning an 11 resource update downloaded and during the initial part of indexing L5 took 86% of the CPU on an i7 machine w/9GB ram running at 2.67 Ghz.  When the fans and cooling systems kicked in, it sounded like a jet taking off...g  Then for a bit it ran around 42% before settling into a cycle of between 1-16%.  The only other software I have that comes close to these numbers is a professional video editing suite and it has never hit anything above 55%.

Has anyone else noticed this?

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Patrick S. | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 27 2012 8:45 AM

Rick Williams:

This is just an observation, not a complaint but I've noticed that L5 seems more agressive in its use of CPU resources than L4, which wasn't shy.  This morning an 11 resource update downloaded and during the initial part of indexing L5 took 86% of the CPU on an i7 machine w/9GB ram running at 2.67 Ghz.  When the fans and cooling systems kicked in, it sounded like a jet taking off...g  Then for a bit it ran around 42% before settling into a cycle of between 1-16%.  The only other software I have that comes close to these numbers is a professional video editing suite and it has never hit anything above 55%.

Has anyone else noticed this?

This is normal for indexing, the indexing code will use as many cores as possible to get the job done as quickly as possible. It is only for one time task of indexing, not for normal use.

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Mr. Simple | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 27 2012 8:53 AM

I actually wish it were more aggressive on the Mac Platform. It only uses 4 of the 8 CPU threads available due to the architecture of the software.

The activity monitor shows about 98% of the available 800% resource that could be used for the task.

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Patrick S. | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 27 2012 9:00 AM

Larry Good:

I actually wish it were more aggressive on the Mac Platform. It only uses 4 of the 8 CPU threads available due to the architecture of the software.

The activity monitor shows about 98% of the available 800% resource that could be used for the task.

I know Smile been there suffered that Sad

 

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