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Using Task Manager with 64+ logical processors

After taking a week off, the official Windows 8 developer blog has a new entry today. This one is kind of a follow up to a previous post about how the new version of the Task Manager for Microsoft's next PC operating system will work. While that older post was centered around a normal consumer or business PC, this new post concerns how the new Task Manager will work on a mega-PC set up, such as a server farm or data center.

In the screen shots below, taken from a current build of Windows 8, it is now easy to see all the logical processors at a glance and know which are being utilized to high and low capacity.

(Note: The screen shots below show Task Manager on a system with 160 logical processors with a simulated workload.)

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Windows 8 Blog http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2...rocessors.aspx
Edited by Eduardv - 10/27/11 at 2:33pm
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I really love the heat map for utilization of processors or memory etc, one of the best ideas they've implemented into windows 8 thus far.

But this probably belongs in the software news section.
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OMg we need a moderator to move this thread to the Software News section

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I agree, I like the heat map look for a large number of cores
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Just report your own post and ask the mods to move it to software news.
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It's still completely meaningless...

Why does the spatial layout of these processors matter at all?

Since they're completely eliminating the histogram of the previous task manager, they should have had a simple meter, high on one side, and low on the other, the width of the high side reflecting the # of resources in use ,and the height of the high side, reflecting the % of those resources in use.

Why different shades of blue? Hopefully you can customize that, it doesn't provide enough visual distinction.
    
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Think of the applications. I could write a program that would utilize the right cores, and the result would be moving pictures/words on the heat map, hrm........

    
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OMG .. 10 Cores , 20 threads and 30MB of cache ..

Is Windows 8 a resource hog already ?
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Does anyone know the core quantity limits for a Windows 8 non-server license?
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