Core Parking in action on Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 7

One of the new capabilities of Windows Server 2008 R2 (download), and Windows 7 (download), is Core Parking. As we move closer to the release of Windows Server 2008 R2, and combine this with the innovation in CPU technologies that Intel and AMD are producing, it’s clear that CPU’s are getting more powerful, more capable, […]

One of the new capabilities of Windows Server 2008 R2 (download), and Windows 7 (download), is Core Parking. As we move closer to the release of Windows Server 2008 R2, and combine this with the innovation in CPU technologies that Intel and AMD are producing, it’s clear that CPU’s are getting more powerful, more capable, more-core-heavy (6 and 8 core chips are either here, or imminent) and more efficient, yet we need to ensure that the OS that is running on these CPU’s can take advantage of these CPU improvements. As you can see from the diagram, it shows a single quad-core processor, but this could equally be a 6 or 8 core processor.  You can see that 3 of the 4 cores on this chip are ‘inactive’, or ‘parked’. […]

How can you see Core Parking?  Well, if you open up Resource Monitor, click on the CPU tab, adjust your view appropriately, and viola, check out the parking on that!

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