Support for Multicores Performance
The most of us have powerful mutlicore computers. I think for sure indesign coult have a huge performance boost with Multicore support.
Until now only powerful 3D programs or video software uses that power. I think in addition of GPU Support it would be a significant performance boost with multi core support.
For an Example: i got a i7 Quad Core Mac. While writing a big PDF, indesign just uses 1 core.
I have a 8 core, and Indesign use only 2!!!!
Andy Keena commented
I am using a 12 Core Mac Pro (2 x 3.33 GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon) and 64GB of Ram. I an dumbfounded on how much spinning of the ball I get using InDesign, sometimes Illustrator. How much of a factor is an older video card?
Yes this is needed. I asked for this about 8-10 years ago. They said it would require a complete rebuild of indesign to support multi-cores. I said they better get started. 8 years later, and no change... they're just going to get more and more issues because of this defect.
Raphaël Freeman commented
Also important that the scripting engine would support multi core. I too have an i9!
Media Encoder supports multi-core usage.
Photoshop supports multi-core usage for saving PNG files.
I often create long PDF files (100 - 400 pages).
Please let InDesign use all cores for PDF export!
In the PDF export dialog let user choose how core performance is distributed.
100 % for ultra-fast PDF export.
75 % for medium-fast PDF export, so the machine remains responsive and one can work on another document.
One core could render one page at a time.
Anyway, InDesign using only one core is horrible slow. Please improve that!
Matt B. commented
Agree 100%. I've got a brand new i9 CPI with 12 cores, with 11 sat around doing nothing. I've been waiting 20 minutes for InDesign to export my document to PDF so I can send off to print.
Michael G. commented
Just finished making a PDF and I went to watch my core usage out of curiosity--Just one core out of 32 working on it. Sure making the PDF only took 4 minutes... But just think of how fast it would be if it used even 1/3 of what was available.
You'd figure Adobe would be eager to boost performance when they can.
Andreas Vu commented
I second that, this export time on one core is pathetic.
I see one of my cores spike and all the other cores just hang around drink coffee while they could be crunching data out also to help with the speed.
Bart Van Put commented
Had this question in my mind for years. Is it worth upgrading a standard iMac to a Mac Pro just to work smoother in indesign ? Jens thinks not, I assume. Or do you get a better performance just adding RAM memory ? (Working with image-heavy documents, grep styles, etc. at the moment on a server based environment with 6 colleagues; not exactly beachballs all the time, but you just feel something is slow.)