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Multiple cpus not being fully utilized

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Multiple cpus not being fully utilized

I'm running SAS 9.4 on a new workstation with 12 cpus (6 dual-threaded processors).  From the Task Manager, it appears that SAS is only using 6 of the 12 CPUs, even if I change the CPUCOUNT=12.  Is there a way to utilize all 12 cpus?

 

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Kevin

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Re: Multiple cpus not being fully utilized

When multihreading is not specifically designed for HT, it's better to use the unthreaded CPUs. Disable HT and do a comparative performance test.

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