Does ArcGis Server 10.1 take advantage of multiple cores?

Discussion created by mobotgarden on Nov 13, 2012
Latest reply on Feb 15, 2013 by
I'm asking if the software can take advantage of multiple cores?

Yes, I've searched the web for an answer.  I have the link to the System Design page.
I've read these two sections.

I've read that over four cores performance degrades.
I've read that you only need a single core but a high frequency processor and as much ram as you can get.
There's a lot of conflicting information out there but not a simple yes it can take advantage of more than one core, or no it can't.