Limiting Processor Threads

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Beliblis, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. Beliblis macrumors regular

    Dec 31, 2011

    I'm on a 2011 MBP with 4 cores. I'm doing a fair bit of 3d-rendering in the background at the moment, and would like to do some admin stuff in Excel whilst the renders are being done.

    Is there a software or system extension which would allow me to allocate the amount of processor cores/threads to different softwares?

    For example, to allocate 3 cores to the 3d renders but keep one core separate to Excel?
  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    From Terminal you can use the "renice" Unix command to give more/less processor time to different processes.

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