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RE: st: StataMP will not utilize multiple processors (Windows XP)


From   "Cohen, Elan" <cohened@upmc.edu>
To   "'statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu'" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: StataMP will not utilize multiple processors (Windows XP)
Date   Fri, 31 Jul 2009 11:54:38 -0400

> How do you know you are only using one processor?

I'm watching the task manager as it's running.  The Stata process only uses 13% of the CPU which is approximately 1/8 of 100%.

> The bootstrap is not parallelized, but each iteration of the
> estimation should be.

This begs the question, are there some Stata commands that are built to run on multiple processors and some that aren't?  I would've thought, if any, bootstrap would work on multiple processors.


> On Fri, Jul 31, 2009 at 10:36 AM, Cohen, Elan<cohened@upmc.edu> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I'm running StataMP on a Windows server running XP.  The 
> computer has a Quad core processor, so 8 processors show up 
> in the task manager (due to hyper threading, I believe).
> >
> > However, if I run a command, such as bootstrap, Stata will 
> only allocate 1 processor to do the job.
> 
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