RE: Software/Hardware

From: Luper, Harold (
Date: Fri Jan 12 2001 - 15:19:13 EET

We tested this early on with LightYear 1.0 on our dual processor box running
the NT 4.0 Workstation operating system. When we used the task manager
performance monitor, we could see that the software was only using one
processor during the slice and other tasks, and that it was utilizing 100%
of the one and the other was basically idle during the slice. We then
upgraded the operating system to NT 4.0 Server and resolved this issue with
any of the software we run on the box. NT 4.0 Server apparently uses the CPU
resources available equally, regardless of the application.

Harold Luper
Prototyping Specialist
Solidiform Incorporated
Phone: (817)-831-2626
Fax: (817)-831-8258

-----Original Message-----
From: Delbert Scott Foster []
Sent: Thursday, January 11, 2001 5:46 PM
To: rapid prototyping mail
Subject: Software/Hardware

Greetings Everyone,

    For all you computer techies out there. If I'm running a Dell
PentiumII 450Mhz (each pentium), does the software (Materialize Magic
5.41, 3D Lightyear1.1, QuickSlice6.4, FDMCOM), use both processors
simultaneously to relay data? We seem to be sufficient in all other
hardware, and I'm wondering, if the processors should be upgraded. Your
answers would be a great benefit in deciding.



Scott Foster
Shop Foreman
185 Elmwood
Troy, MI 48084
(248) 577-5227 ext 224

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