Quick Bytes: How many CPU cores do you need for multi-threaded applications?
Which type of application(s) do you run—multi-threaded or lightly-threaded? If it’s the former, listen up. Multi-threaded applications (or applications that involve parallel executing tasks) include popular media & entertainment titles like Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid, and DaVinci Resolve, AEC point cloud software like Faro SCENE and Pix4D, CPU-based renderers like V-Ray and KeyShot, as well as machine learning and AI. Unlike single-threaded applications, where one CPU-based task has to be completed before another begins, multi-threaded applications have multiple tasks occurring simultaneously, therefore requiring more processor cores. Since the number of cores determines performance more so than any other variable, a workstation with more cores (from 12 to 64) is ideal. At BOXX, our workstations purpose-built for multi-threaded applications also offer multiple GPUs and maximum storage—the other key components essential for complex workflows. Contact our performance specialists at 877.877.BOXX to custom-configure your ideal workstation and remember, for multi-threaded applications, core count >clock speed.