How To Change The Number Of Cores

The slave service is by default set to use all of your processor cores. Thus, you may experience an overall system slow down if you are running other applications on a slave while it is rendering. To lighten the load, you can release some cores on your slave. This can be done in two ways:

  1. by editing/limiting the default core number in the Network Rendering Configurator - see how
  2. by temporarily overriding the default core number in the Slave Tray widget. Please note that the slave service will revert to its default settings when you restart the computer.

Setting the core count in the Slave Tray

1. Log into your slave machine and find the Slave Tray widget, it is located in the taskbar on Windows and in the menu bar on Mac.

2. Right-click the Slave Tray widget and select Set Cores.

3. Change the number of cores. The slave service will restart in the background. Once it restarts, the slave will reconnect to the network.


Pausing the Slave Service from within the Slate Tray

1. Log into your slave machine and find the Slave Tray widget, it is located in the taskbar on Windows and in the menu bar on Mac.

2. Click Pause Slave.

3. Select AbortTask when prompted.


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