The Windows 8 Task Manager? – GPU Usage monitoring becomes a requirement

Over the past 2 weeks I have been conducting performance testing on Autodesk Inventor using three different Operating Systems. Essentially the results of the testing revealed that unless applications are optimized for specific hardware much of the horse power we buy goes unused and wasted. One has to wonder if the inherent monitoring tools we see in Windows are really giving us the full picture. Perhaps the easiest thing to point at is Windows 7 current lack of GPU monitoring. Diagram of a possible Windows 8 Task Manager. Essentially the next Windows version after Windows 7 will be tackling new hurdles … Continue reading The Windows 8 Task Manager? – GPU Usage monitoring becomes a requirement

Big engine no gas – Multi-Core OS with native support for the hardware we buy still a future prospect.

Well we can hardly say Multi-Core processors are new technology. Those who really know the ins and outs of the way applications run will tell you there is inefficiency in the way operating systems and the applications that run on them use the hardware. This inefficiency can actually make multi-core processors run slower than their single core predecessors for non-optimized applications. The most efficient applications are specifically designed to support newer technologies like Hyper-threading and Multi-Core but those are not the business productivity applications you would expect. Yes, it is game development that is most preoccupied with the specifics of … Continue reading Big engine no gas – Multi-Core OS with native support for the hardware we buy still a future prospect.

Powershell Short Cuts

Up Arrow Moves backward through the command history, beginning with the last command typed and working back towards the first command typed. For example, if the last command you typed was clear-host (as in our sample command history) then pressing the Up arrow key one time will display clear-host at the command prompt; you can then run this command by pressing ENTER. Pressing the Up arrow key a second time will display the command get-childitem *.dll. Pressing the key a third time displays cd c:\windows, and so on. Down Arrow Moves forward through the command history. Continuing with the Up … Continue reading Powershell Short Cuts

September Global EBS UG Topics List

EBS update OWA GAL search issue Change Server Time EBS & Virtual TS Update, SharePoint Services Add-in for EBS KB970385 Install CAL SCE ISSUE EBS License reuse WSUS SP2 Replacement mode setup of the messaging server may fail if LCR is en Finally I plunge into Blogging. EBS V2 features Download details: Feature Pack 1 for Windows EBS (KB973236): Rebooting next week Server 2008 SP2 More information about the Global EBS User Group Jeff LoucksAvailable Technology