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VRF-Hogging_The_CPU

Question asked by VRFuser on Nov 3, 1996
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from: Greg Goebel / HP-MXD
      gvg@lvld.hp.com / 970-679-2305 / FAX 970-679-5971
to:   VRf-Mike Groves
date: Monday, 04 November 1996 1433 MST

> Excuse me, but increasing the priority of the C application wouldn't be
> required if HP VEE wouldn't be so darned HOGGISH with the CPU.  Run it
> under NT and watch the task manager's performance graph go to the moon
> and stay there anytime VEE is running.  Especially while it's doing
> nothing!
> (Like waiting for a user's input.)
>
> Your VEE developers at HP may only have one application running on their
> machines at a time, but in the REAL world, OUR machines often have to do
> a lot more than just run VEE.  The other applications all seem to be
> somewhat considerate of the CPU and graciously share it with other
> threads.
> Not VEE.
>
> When will this REALLY be addressed?
>
> Mike
> mike.groves@memousa.ericsson.se

Sir:

According to the lab guys, the (semi-mythological) next version of VEE should
be better-behaved in this respect than previous versions.  How much more
should become apparent after it gets into customer hands (at some
unspecified time in the mid-term future).

If this sounds lukewarm it is only because discussions of futures are on
uncertain and dangerous ground ("maybe" has an odd tendency to be fed back
to us as "you promised").  I am personally very much enthused over what I
have seen of the new technology.

If you have more questions, let us know.

[<>] regards -- gvg

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