Relax. It's not that important. AE doesn't use virtual processors.
As Mylenium pointed out in a previous thread, AE makes spotty use of the Render Multiple Frames Simultaneously feature, because not all effects can use it -- they only use one core. If you have a lot of effects stacked on a layer, and only ONE of those effects is limited to a single processor, AE will use a single processor.
If you wish to use multiprocessing if at all possible, an acceptable rule of thumb is to allocate 1/4 of your PHYSICAL processors to the OS and other applications, and let AE have the others, with about 4 gigs memory assigned per processor. If it's able to use multiprocessing, it will, but it's a crap shoot.
ok, fair enough, brings me down to my next question, how can I assign more then 6gb (max selectable in dropdown) per process ? I got 256GB at hand.
Most of the time I don't use all cores assigned to AE anyhow (cause it's plane silly to have like 35 instances of ae running on your system)
About time AE gets some proper multithreading doh...
> how can I assign more then 6gb (max selectable in dropdown) per process ?
Those values in the menu are under your control. You can change them in the preferences file. The line that defines the 6GB entry looks like this:
"MP - Allocation Per Background Process v2 Preset VI" = "6.000000"
Hi Todd, thanks for the feedback, managed to change it.
However onto next thing when I look at the resources AE is using it's far from using the potential of my new workstation.
Are there specific things I should look at or change to get AE more up to speed ?
Current hardware setup:
2x Intel Xeon E5-2699v3 @2.30Ghz (2x18core)
System disk: 2x120gb SSD RAID0
Scratch disk: 2x120gb SSD RAID0
Workdisk: 4x512GB SSD RAID0
Video: 2x GTX980
Windows 8.1 Pro
So for example, I'm loading in a 4K DNG sequence, I would expect Disk Usage would get up to maximum speed, however in Resource monitor it shows it's using only a mere 10MB/sec
For this example CPU & RAM are behaving quite normal as I don't expect it to be CPU intensive or Fill up my RAM completely.