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    It is licensed per cpu. I'm not using sql. And I do have 2 licenses. I don't know if i need to insert both license or something..

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    on windows server 2008 r2 its still say 16 cores but it uses 64 threads total.. and i'm scoring 30 on the server 2008 r2.. whereas server 2012 i'm scoring 18.
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    On windows server 2008 R2 it still say 32 threads but uses all 64 thread that server 2008 r2 is limited to. I'm scoring 30 on server 2008 r2 and scoring 18 on server 2012.

    its only that cinebench doesn't say the proper number of threads being used. please see the picture for scores.

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    The problem appears to be Cinebench only supporting 64 threads. USE SOMETHING ELSE.

    Different scores on 2008/2012 could be due to many things, you need to try a more reliable benchmark to tell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbmix View Post
    It is licensed per cpu. I'm not using sql. And I do have 2 licenses. I don't know if i need to insert both license or something..
    Or you could just read my earlier post which explains everything?

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    Yes!

    i'm using hyper-v and i'm able to get 64 threads out of 80. Without hyper-v server 2012 i can't use 100% cpu usage for some reason.. but it is using all the processors, just not the full power. something to do with cpu scheduling??
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    I'm starting to get the impression that you're not entirely sure what you're doing. You seem to focus on using all the cores/threads in one go and when a program fails to do this you're panicking.

    Can we start again, list what you are trying to achieve in what program?
    We have worked out that you are licenced and that you can only input one licence by design and your not penalised by doing this.
    We have also worked out that cinebench only supports 64 threads.

    So, what else do we need to know?

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    Dude.. Panicking is a pretty big word for what I'm going through..

    But anyway.. My problem is i'm unable to get 100% cpu usage from softwares i'm using like 3ds max and cinema 4d. The softwares are supposed to allows max cpu usage. Windows server 2012 isn't allowing this. Without hyper-v installed i'm unable to use more than 50% cpu usage. With hyper-v installed i'm able to use 64 threads only on the OS. I'm not using any VMs and don't really need more than 1 user on my OS..

    Any info about this issue would help me greatly.

    Thx

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    @dbmix, stop worrying. You have 80 cores!!! getting 100% CPU usage is very, very, very difficult. Build 80 virtual machines and run 3DMax inside each of them at the same time and you might have a stab of achieving it.

    For comparison my best server: 24 cores and 96Gb Ram. It's currently sitting at 18% CPU utilisation and 33% Ram utilisation. It's running 12 virtual machines including about 5-6 SQL servers and a pretty beffy Terminal Server (Quad-core, 16Gb max (I think)).

    As others have said the software your testing with probably wasn't written with that configuration in mind. Resource Monitor is showing everything present and correct, that's all that really matters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmcd35 View Post
    @dbmix, stop worrying. You have 80 cores!!! getting 100% CPU usage is very, very, very difficult. Build 80 virtual machines and run 3DMax inside each of them at the same time and you might have a stab of achieving it.

    For comparison my best server: 24 cores and 96Gb Ram. It's currently sitting at 18% CPU utilisation and 33% Ram utilisation. It's running 12 virtual machines including about 5-6 SQL servers and a pretty beffy Terminal Server (Quad-core, 16Gb max (I think)).

    As others have said the software your testing with probably wasn't written with that configuration in mind. Resource Monitor is showing everything present and correct, that's all that really matters.
    Thx tmcd35..

    that's what i thought.. what would be the best config you reckon?? 2 vms (1. 64 logical cores, 2. 16 logical cores) or 80 vms rendering parallel with the softwares??

    windows server 2012 hyper-v supports up to 64 logical (Virtual) processors on the vm apparently..
    Hyper-V Scalability in Windows Server 2012

    that kinda sugars..

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    God knows what you're trying to do and why, but if you really must fry the processors...

    160 VM's running in parrallel. Run something really CPU intesive in each one like Prime95. I'm sure there's cheaper/easier/more responsible ways to fry eggs, but if needs must...

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    while rendering 3D images and videos, the more cpu usage I can get will make rendering quicker.. that is why i'm trying to get 100% cpu usage. the softwares i'm using have no limit and does recommend very high end processing power. its windows server thats limiting my processing power.

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    Ahh, now makes sense what you're trying to achieve!

    Forget Hyper-V, Windows 2008R2 supports 256 logical processors and Windows 2012 supports 640 logical processors (Windows Server - Sockets, Logical Processors, Symmetric Multi Threading - Matthijs's blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs) with up to 2Tb or 4Tb of RAM respectfully on Standard/Enterprise/Datacenter x64 editions.

    You don't need to enter multiple license keys - just the one. So that just leaves the software you are running. Trouble is I don't know the software or what it is trying to do - how it is designed to work. Could be that whatever you've been doing so far just hasn't stretched is enough to require spawning more threads? The software might support using your setup to the max, but if it doesn't need to...

    I'd suggest asking the developers of the software.

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    using hyper-v allows me to use 100% cpu with the 64 logical when using the apps though..

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    Ok, let's take this right back to the beginning - have the software manufacturers stated that they support 2012?

    2012 included a complete rewrite of the underlying kernel and related gubbins. Many things that work perfectly in 2008 R2 have issues on 2012.

    Just like some software that works on Windows 7 doesn't work properly on Windows 8.

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