Just wondering if anyone else has had a chance to run TS 9.1 on a multi core/multi thread computer to compare performance improvements. Looks promising especially for backtesting purposes many strategy optimization I run on my old PC take several hours to several days so if anyone has a new i7 or AMD CPU that would care to share how much better things run(or worst) I would appreciate it
From what I can see, only Chart Analysis is Multi-core not backtesting/optimization.
That said, I'm running 9.1 on an i7 2600 3.5GHz with 16GB RAM running Win 7 64bit. I haven't run strict performance testing yet but I see no difference in optimization or backtesting since this piece of TS is still single-threaded as far as I can tell.
I have been using TS 9.1 since update 5, (now update 8). I only use TS for charts and I don't back-test. I think reply #1 is right. So far only the charts will get multi-core (multi-thread) processing.
Performance improvements: yes. Greatly. Under 8.7 I constantly ran into CPU usage saturation even at 13% (single thread) - frozen charts. Now with 4 threads, I see it could go up to 25% constantly and can spike to 40%. No more frozen charts.
However, it seems that the multi-thread mechanism in TS 9.1 is still buggy. I am experiencing lots of crashes. Other TS 9.1 users too. Not sure if the crashes are related to multi-thread computation or just 9.1. My opinion on it is that it should not be for production use. Very disruptive to productivity with these crashes.
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