Re: R utilizing 25% of CPU for Dual core i3 370M processor
You probably have hyper threading so even though you only have two
physical cores, there are 4 logical cores, hence 25%. Google can lead
you to how to adjust this, if possible.
On Fri, Aug 17, 2012 at 2:41 PM, Shantanu MULLICK <[hidden email]> wrote:
> Hello Everyone
> I have a dual-core Intel i3-370M processor and Windows 64 operating system.
> I have a 3GB RAM and my processor can support a maximum of 8GB RAM.
> I have virtual memory enabled on my computer.
> I am running a program in the 64 bit R which implements a MCMC on a large
> dataset and involves around 80000 iterations.
> The processor estimates that it will take around 1000 minutes to complete
> running the program.
> However when I check the CPU usage it shows only 25% usage.
> I have read on threads that R runs on only 1 core - and thus was expecting
> a CPU usage of around 50%.
> It would be great if anyone can point out a way by which I can make the
> processor use 50% of the CPU which I believe would allow the program to be
> run quicker.
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