Re: Computing resources
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- Subject: [mg98363] Re: Computing resources
- From: "Sjoerd C. de Vries" <sjoerd.c.devries at gmail.com>
- Date: Wed, 8 Apr 2009 02:50:00 -0400 (EDT)
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Filippo, This is not strange. Most of the programs you have only use one core. Only a few will use more than one. Some games can do it, some photoshop filters... The Mathematica kernel also runs in one core. However, as of 7, Mathematica has parallelism built-in. This is not an automatic process though, and many programs and algorithms are not suited for parallelization. For an overview of parallelization functions, see guide/ParallelComputing or http://wolfram.com/products/mathematica/newin7/content/BuiltInParallelCompu= ting/ Cheers -- Sjoerd On Apr 6, 11:01 am, Filippo Miatto <mia... at gmail.com> wrote: > Dear all, > During a long computation I opened the taskmanager in windows and I > realized that Mathematica (7) uses only one out of 4 cores on my > machine. > Do you know why this is happening? Do you have the same problem? > is is something that has to do with mathematica or with windows? > Thank you in advance > Filippo > > PS I'm running Mathematica 7 on a Quad core Xeon, 16Gb of ram, windows = > professional 64 bit edition.