What kind of upgrades can I make to my PC to make big datasets more usable?

Hello, currently when working with multiple days worth of data it is almost impossible to use the program. It is very slow and has even frozen up on me multiple times. I’ve let it run days to find it is still frozen, reading a lot of data from the SSD and using the CPU a lot.

My question is, what kind of upgrades do I need to look at to make the experience much more usable? What are the computer parts that are limiting the possibility of using big data sets? Do I need to look at faster single core performance? Faster SSD like a PCIE4 or PCIE5 NVME? Faster/more RAM? Faster GPU?

Also, being that there is a mac version, is it optimized for M1 macs? if so, how is the experience compared to running a regular PC? I expect it to be much better if it is optimized and might be worth getting a M1 mac just for that.

We are looking to getting a couple more current meters but I would love some insight on how to make the experience better first.

Thank you in advance,
Jason

Hi Jason,

Welcome to the forum and thank you for this post.

Otii application 2.x is a single core implementation and this is something that we are going to change in the future with a major upgrade. I would like to tell you when it is ready but today we do not have any fixed release date.

We will, in the near future, start early beta tests of this new software.
If you, our customers, are interested in participating in an early beta test, then I suggest that you create a case in our case system with headline Beta tester, and some information about your use cases.

Otii 2.x is compiled for Intel architecture, and M1 is ARM architecture so it need to emulate Intel. This will not improve the performance.
Some tips and tricks for a better performance experience

  • Do not select “Fit width” as this will trigger calculations all the time
  • Mark a part of the graph while recording, to avoid the system to do statistical calculations all the time
  • Long recordings with a lot of UART lines will also slow the system down, for long recordings avoid this.
  • When you have a long recording ongoing, avoid changing things in the UI to not risk the thread to stall.
  • Do not use the computer for other stuff while you do your long recording.

I hope this helps!

Best regards,
Björn

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