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Is there a maximum number of cores that Accurender can utilise?

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Sort of-- nXt has a hard-coded max of 32 but you get diminishing returns before than point.  If you go beyond 32 they can sometimes be used, depending on the load.  I guess I would still think of 32 as a practical limit.

ArStudio should do much better--  far more threads are created than the number of physical cores present,  the scheduler and the load balancing is much improved, and the hard-coded limit is gone.  I've only got 16 physical cores here, so it's a bit hard to test.  It's almost a moot point since I implemented noise-reduction, most renderings converge so fast now that I'm not yearning for extra cores.

Okay. Just tried to install and run ArStudio, but I get this message inside AutoCAD:

There should be an Update Manager in the Start menu.  Grab and install 0267.  If this doesn't work I'll send a link.

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