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.
Alexander Wolf commented
Is there any way to tell if Adobe is ever planning to support more CPU cores to speed up InDesign? I contacted an Adobe Support rep this past week asking if this was finally the case, or if it was even on the horizon and the person literally just linked me to the minimum system requirements. Sigh.
I was contemplating getting a Mac Studio, but then I think to myself, is this even going to expedite my workflow if I am using InDesign day in and day out, which to my knowledge is still not optimized to use additional CPU cores that are found in modern systems?
jon bilson commented
I think using multicores during PDF export should be done at a minimum now.
Yes. Please let InDesign utilize the full potential of multithreaded CPUs. I believe this could eliminate many other complaints regarding slowness and lacking responsiveness of InDesign.
Óskar Ómarsson commented
I'm speechless, how is this application not using multiple threads....
Andreas Scholer commented
I don't understand, why InDesign still isn't taking advantage of multicore-systems. Lots of professionals spent thousends of dollars into high-performance machines, with many, many cores - but when working with InDesign (and also many other programms) the majority of cores are in idle.
It is pretty anoying to see, that it is impossible to speed up the workflows on faster and way more expensive machines. I do databased puplishing. My documents are usually many hundred megabytes in size. Every small change on a masterpage takes minutes to be applied... no difference between a 24-core Threadripper or a 6-core Ryzen 5 or a M1 MBA... that sucks !!!
Todays workhorses tend to get more cores instead of higher clock-speeds. So Adobe software enginieers: PLEASE help us professionals !!!!
Andreas Scholer commented
PLEASE make InDesign using Multicores. I work with large projects with many hundert megabytes of size. I have a 24-core Threadripper - wich is not significant faster than my old 8-core machine... for 10-times the prize... waiting for InDesign to display changes sucks !!!
Mark Pierce commented
The number of votes here drastically understates the issue. Your average user that is being frustrated with InDesign performance doesn’t know to complain about things like core utilization or windows GPU acceleration.
Mark Pierce commented
If this isn’t the main focus of the InDesign programmers, then there is some serious mismanagement going on. Everyone on the planet has seen the trend toward multi core processing for well over a decade. I am running a 16 core 128GB of RAM desktop up against 3000+ page docs that can’t be split up almost daily. I never utilize more than 5% of my system. Fix this or lose users.
Sascha Fronczek commented
Today, if you buy a new Mac, they have 4–8 cores, but the MHz speed is going down cause the temperatures of each core.
InDesign is running only on 1 core and it will be slower on a newer Mac cause the lower MHz. So please, give InDesign multi core support on OS X.
Sure would be a great improvement - when?
Painful, the very, very, very slow xml processing within InDesign due to a lack on multicore support?
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.)