I aplogize if the answer to my question is obvious, but I'd rather err on the side of caution, and perhaps other forum participants might find the information helpful.
I'm running Process Lasso and alternating between three audio players: JPLAYmini, JPLAYStreamer and (Bughead) Infinity Blade SQ.
Currently, I use one set of CPU affinities (and one configuration file) for all three players. In this situation, some sharing of cores with other processes/players/servers is unavoidable. This can result, as you have indicated in the audiophile manual, in a "bottleneck at the shared computational and cache units". I assume this "bottlenecking" could be lessened by having a specific set of CPU affinities (and an alternate configuration file) for each player in order to reduce sharing of cores.
However, it would be inconvenient to change the CPU affinities for the programs involved each time a different audio player was used. It would be much more convenient to have three different configuration files, one for each player.
Would alternate configuration files be created and used as follows? Change the CPU affinities to suit the player being used and then export the configuration file, renamed as, eg, JPLAYmini.INI, to a separate location. Then, when required, import that file from that location to change the current settings to those desired for JPLAYmini.
Thanks in advance, cheers,
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Dell Inspiron 15R SE laptops with Intel Core i7-3612QM (2.1 GHz) and 16 (Control-PC) or 8 (Audio-PC) Gb DDR3 1600 MHz RAM
OS: Windows Server 2016 optimized (via Fidelizer 7.4 (free), Fidelizer Pro 8.0, Audiophile Optimizer 2.20 beta 6, Computer Audio Design scripts) to Virtual Core Mode on Control-PC and Audio-PC (http://jplay.eu/foru...ws-server-2016/ page 9, post #162); Additional Optimization: Process Lasso Server Edition 220.127.116.116; File Manager: Q-Dir 6.86; Library Manager: JRiver MC19; Renderer: JPLAY 6.2 with ULTRAstream engine in JPLAYStreamer mode; Server: Minimserver 0.8.5.2; Control Point: Kinsky 4.4.5 / Upplay 1.2.8
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