Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Parallel Generation Results

We have now implemented the new CSE server. This has two 4-core processors and we recently conducted a simple test to benchmark the improvements gained when running CSE generation tasks in parallel (See previous post for introduction).

The results were that we obtained was a 60% reduction in elapsed time when running 4 threads in parallel and 70% reduction for 8 threads.

This was obtained with no other processes running, so for normal use, we plan to restrict a single generate task to a maximum of 4 parallel generation threads because of other tasks and on-line server processing requirements.

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