Sitting here and wanted to test the resources of my computer. Opened C1 Pro and Bridge as well as CS5 at the same time. I did a LCC analysis before applying it to 3-images I took last year in Jackson. The next step was processing the images saving them to a Bridge folder. Opened Bridge and using the most resource hog there is merged the 3-images to HDR Efex Pro. The images went through the HDR process and was opened in CS5. I then took the image, duplicated it and opened the duplicated image into Viveza 2 to work on some of the colors. The original file was 10778x8074 @360 with the final result seen here at 12960x8640 @360.
I've got a dual quad core computer and reading the resource manager I was hitting 100% of the cores all during the HDR process and between 60% down the rest of the time to just about idle right now at 0-1%. I've also got 53GB RAM with CS5 showing 48517 available and I've allocated 41239 (85%). Task Manager showed a peak of 15.2 GB while in HDR and currently while I write this with all the same programs opened and 1% CPU usage it's showing a steady 16.2 GB (for several minutes now).
Reason I did this is that I'm in the process of replacing the computer within the next month and will be going from a dual quad to a dual 6-core and wanted to see the resources used in doing a typical image.
I just find this interesting....
Cambo WRS1000, Schneider 72mm, P65+