Bitsum’s CPU Affinity Textual Representation

During the course of development of Process Lasso and other Bitsum software, it became apparent that we needed a way to express CPU affinities in an efficient, shorthand, textual manner. This specification became used by the Default CPU Affinities and, in fact, all CPU Affinity settings of Process Lasso. The specification is quite simple. It is […]

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ParkControl

ParkControl v1.0.1.1 Released

This minor update to ParkControl offers several language refreshes and corrects an error in the last version where the licensing information wasn’t as visible as it should have been. It also adds dual-signing with SHA1 and SHA2, as will be the case of all Bitsum binaries going forward. Other than that, not anything worth writing home about. […]

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About Task Scheduler 2.0, and Why You Should Never Disable It

In NT6 (Vista), a major kernel and subsystems redesign occurred. The refactored subsystems are still used in Windows 10 for desktop applications, thus are still important, especially after the arguable ‘failure’ of Windows 8 Store Apps. The subsystem in question here is the Task Scheduler. In Windows XP and before, when an application wanted to start itself at […]

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Validated Image

Intel’s Speed Shift Validates ‘Bitsum Highest Performance’ Power Plan /w Skylake and Kabylake Generation CPUs

For a long time now, Bitsum has been telling users that, even in the default Windows High Performance power plan, core parking and CPU frequency scaling causes performance problems during bursting CPU loads, which are the most common type. Now, we get to say: We Told You So! That’s right, Intel’s new Speed Shift technology has […]

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The Curious Demonization of the Windows Registry

The Windows Registry is meant to serve as a shared storage location for system and application settings. It is essentially a database, has per-user hives, multiple data types, and is generally well-suited for it’s purpose. Lookups (retrieval) of registry values are extremely rapid since the keys are traversed using an optimal data tree (an algorithm […]

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