Wireshark-users: Re: [Wireshark-users] CPU scalability to quad cores?
From: Abhik Sarkar <sarkar.abhik@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 7 Aug 2009 16:37:03 +0400

I am not sure of the current status, but from what I know, Wireshark doesn't have extensive support for multi-threading and hence the performance gain in the situation you mention might not be significant.


On Fri, Aug 7, 2009 at 2:27 PM, <Steve_Hackett@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Hi all. I'm new to this list so please go easy on me if this question has been raised before!

Do multiple CPU cores help when processing large captures (e.g. looking at conversations for instance)? I'm particularly interested in whether I would get a performance boost by moving from a dual core to a quad core machine. I note that many applications in general don't seem to scale well hence the reason for the question.

Thanks and regards,

Steve Hackett.

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