Hardware Question

Good Afternoon,

The systems requirements for Rhino 6 have the following recommendations

8 GB memory (RAM) or more is recommended.
600 MB disk space.
OpenGL 4.1 capable video card is recommended.
4 GB Video RAM recommended.
No more than 63 CPU Cores.

I am curious as to how multi threaded the application, which parts of Rhino can make use of multiple cores and which parts are bound to a single core.
As the recommendation is no more that 63 cores is there a point along the core count where returns diminish?

Is core count or clock speed more important. is a 6 core machine at 3.7 GHz better preferable to a 10 core machine clocked at 3.3Ghz or say 12 cores at 3Ghz.

Does Rhino scale well across multiple physical CPUs.

Kind regards


Hi Paul - speed is more important than count for running an instance Rhino itself - there are some operations that can use multiple cores - notably rendering - but in general cad type calculations do not lend themselves to parallel processing. If you want more Rhinos running or you’re running other stuff at the same time, then that may be a different story. Rhino will not run on systems with more than 63 cores.