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how to run 2 copies of max5 application simultaneously?

Mar 23 2010 | 4:30 pm

as the titles says, I am trying to split processes into a quad core cpu. I found some tips like running the runtime with the max application. I also read something like using to copies of a max application. How is that possible on windows and Mac?

Mar 23 2010 | 5:12 pm

on mac osx you can use the terminal to run :



but the second one will print a lot of sql errors. i don’t know if it’s a problem…


Mar 23 2010 | 8:47 pm

thanx Evrard. I made some tests and it worked well
I am looking also for a similar solution on windows (win 7). any clues?

Mar 24 2010 | 5:37 pm

On a Mac you only need to duplicate Max and open the copy… I’d try to do the same in Windows…
But if its about using the multiple cores, poly~ is also able to spread load to multiple cores…


Mar 24 2010 | 8:53 pm

Won’t work on Windows to simply copy Max. You need to save your patch as two different standalone applications, then run them both at once.

Mar 24 2010 | 10:31 pm

I tried it with windows XP in Parallels and it would open two times, the two copies resided in the same directory and had different names…
I can’t try in Windows 7 or Vista, maybe Microschuft is blocking it now…
But if it works in two standalones, it should also work with two copies of Max, two standalones is nothing else than two copies of the runtime…


Mar 24 2010 | 11:39 pm

What about poly~?

Mar 25 2010 | 1:23 pm

Yes, poly~ supports multiple processors. What is it you are trying to
do that you needs to be processed faster?

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