Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Wireshark 64bit on multicore CPU's
From: Richard Sharpe <[email protected]>
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2018 08:04:00 -0700
On Thu, Jul 26, 2018 at 5:29 AM,  <[email protected]> wrote:
> Hi,
> we are evaluating a new trace server for analyzing 10GBit/s traffic and I
> would like
> to know if Wireshark supports multicore CPU's. If no, we don't need to order
> a
> multicore CPU for this server.

While WireShark runs on multi-core CPUs, it does not distribute the
important work, AFAIK, among separate cores.

In my experience, the things that improve Wireshark performance are:

1. Memory. 64GB or more.
2. Using SSDs or NVMe.

Richard Sharpe