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Two quick questions

March 22, 2009 | 12:13 am

What’s the best way to check if DSP is active? For instance, I want a metro that only runs while DSP is on.

Also, is there any way to find out how many cores/processor a computer has? I’m building this on an 8-core mac, it should run on a 4-core, but I’d like to be able to only allow half of my poly instances to be available when there are fewer than 4 cores.



MIB
March 22, 2009 | 12:22 am

maybe something like this for your metro??

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March 22, 2009 | 12:26 am

Perfect, thanks!


March 22, 2009 | 3:07 am

Seeing as you’re on a mac you can use the [shell] or [aka.shell] external to ask for information from the system profiler.

lh

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March 22, 2009 | 11:02 am

here’s a patch for explaining that


March 22, 2009 | 12:17 pm

2nd question – in the OS add the processor status to navigation bar and choose the option show processor palete.. this way, you should get something like this


March 22, 2009 | 12:23 pm

sorry.. I sent the wrong file some minutes ago.. here goes the right one (the *.maxpat)


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