Multi processor support

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Radek
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Multi processor support

#1 Postby Radek » Mon Aug 03, 2009 8:32 pm

Hi,
it will be nice if you can add multi processor support, nowadays almost everybody has at least two core processor. I think it can be easily added to strategy optimizer, because each test is independent and can be put on separate core. It can speedup tests maybe by 70%. On regular testing its probably more dificult.


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numlockz
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#2 Postby numlockz » Wed Aug 07, 2013 1:31 am

I agree. Past about 4 years after this topic was posted, I think there still are growing needs for FT2 to support multi-core processors. For me, it is so slow to test with multiple windows that everytime I click "step forward by single bar" with a window of the daily or longer timeframes activated I get frustrated.

agora
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Re: Multi processor support

#3 Postby agora » Mon May 11, 2015 9:02 am

I agree on this, to i run ForexTester2 on a dedicated PC with no other purpose or background services.
The CPU is Quadcore Q6600. But i encountered some performance Issuses when i trade multitimeframe strategies. I figured out it is because FT2 uses only 1 core.
Technically there are a lot of tast which could outsourced to different cpu-cores.

I would suggest to set this feature on your list.

greetings

FX Helper
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Re: Multi processor support

#4 Postby FX Helper » Wed May 13, 2015 5:19 am

Hello,

Multicore processors support will be added in Forex Tester 3 version.

pmuriuki
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Re: Multi processor support

#5 Postby pmuriuki » Mon Feb 22, 2016 6:41 am

Hello, I would also like to request multi processor support.
Is there any approximate release date for Forex Tester 3?

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Re: Multi processor support

#6 Postby FX Helper » Tue Feb 23, 2016 7:52 am

Multicore support is added in a Forex Tester 3.

We plan to release a first beta of Forex Tester 3 this or next week.

pmuriuki
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Re: Multi processor support

#7 Postby pmuriuki » Tue Feb 23, 2016 3:22 pm

Great news. Look forward to it!

maekuizon
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Re: Multi processor support

#8 Postby maekuizon » Fri Mar 18, 2016 4:54 am

HI, is there anything to do to speed up the Forex tester 2? it is very slow specially when many data is loaded. even do I only use 1 currency pair and it also crushes. When will the FX3 avaiable? you where talking about it for quite sometime now but no update yet... thanks

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Re: Multi processor support

#9 Postby FX Helper » Fri Mar 18, 2016 5:04 am

Hello,

Forex Tester 3 is in Beta Testing stage now, it will be released in a few weeks.

Please try doing the following things to speed up testing in FT2:
1) Remove all indicators instances that you do not need at the current moment.
For example you may have 2 MA on 2 timeframes (let’s say on M5 and M15) of one chart. Each of these MA instances will be calculated separately so it is recommended to remove all indicators that you do not need at the current moment and leave the indicators only on the timeframes which you use.
2) Check that no automatic strategies are running at this moment, or just turn off strategy execution ("Testing -> Enable/Disable Strategy execution" menu).
3) Re-generate ticks using "by Open/High/Low/Close" option
4) Try to start a new test from some date and uncheck “Preload days” checkbox
5) Maybe some of your data files were corrupted. Try to delete all of the data using “Clear” button and then download it from Data Center.
6) Maybe you test too many pairs at the same time. Please try to generate ticks for lesser number of pairs and start a new test.


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