Process Lasso

Real-Time CPU Optimization and Automation

ProBalance

Maintains system responsiveness during high CPU loads

Performance Mode

Bitsum Highest Performance power plan for ultimate performance

Responsiveness Metric

Monitor system responsiveness with our proprietary metric

Automation

Automate and persist CPU affinities, priorities and more

IdleSaver

Max performance when PC is active, but conserve energy when idle

Optimal

Stand-alone core engine, silent install, automatic updates and native 64-bit

Real-Time Apps

Ensure optimal performance for real-time applications

Audit System Activity

Log and audit process launches and other selected system activity

Process Watchdog

Create rules to take action on a process when a threshold is reached

Make Processes Run Your Way!

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Process Lasso allows for full control of running processes. Users can tame unruly processes with ProBalance to maintain system responsiveness during high CPU loads, create rules and persistent settings such as CPU affinities and priorities, and much more. Make apps run your way!

Our famous ProBalance algorithm maintains system responsiveness during high CPU loads. This proprietary algorithm dynamically adjusts the priorities of running programs to keep problematic background processes in check. With ProBalance, no longer will single, or multiple, processes be able to bring your system to a virtual stall. Process Lasso will let you keep interacting with your computer, even when it is under a heavy CPU load. Try our CPUEater Demo to experience ProBalance for yourself.

Process Lasso also allows users to automate and tweak how applications are run through a number of unique and helpful functions. These include persistent priority classes, persistent CPU affinities, disallowed processes, per-process power profiles, a process watchdog for advanced rules, process instance count limits, multiple instance balancing and much more! These features give you the ability to control how programs utilize your computer’s resources based on automatically applied settings. With Process Lasso, you can decide exactly how you want your processes to run.

Process Lasso is the ultimate Windows CPU affinity changer. The CPU affinity specifies the set of CPU cores an application is able to execute on. With Process Lasso, you can control this with a persistent setting that applies every time the application is run, or change it dynamically while the application is running once a threshold is met. The CPU affinity is commonly changed to limit CPU use or improve performance.

Many additional functions such as power plan automation, a system responsiveness metric and process activity logging are also available.

For minimal resource use, all algorithms and process rules are enforced by a stand-alone background service called the Process Governor. The GUI is entirely optional.

Some of the many features of Process Lasso include:

Process Lasso offers several compelling automation and control features for system administrators. They can take full control over process priorities, CPU affinities, limit maximum running instances of an application, disallow processes, and much more.

With our CPU Limiter feature, administrators can prevent users from monopolizing server resources and degrading the responsiveness of other sessions.

Best of all, Process Lasso has an independent core engine (ProcessGovernor) that can run as a service. It is responsible for actually applying process rules and algorithms. The GUI is entirely optional.

Since server administrators need to evaluate the full capabilities of the product, we offer a trial edition of Process Lasso Server Edition. It includes all features of the software, but will expire after 30 days. If you have any questions, please contact us!

Betanews on ProBalance:

Process Lasso’s headline technology is ProBalance, a smart tool which monitors running processes and intelligently adjusts the priority of resource hogs as they appear.

Can this really make a difference? We used the developer’s “CPUEater” demo to create a process with 48 active threads, and tried launching Chrome (with its core files cached). It took 30-40 seconds to appear with ProBalance disabled, under 1 second with it turned on.

That was a very extreme example, so we tried again with 16 threads (one per core), and Chrome loaded in 5 seconds; 8 threads and it loaded in around 2, still more than twice the ProBalance-enabled time.

We tried a few other CPU-stressing apps with similar results. If you’re running multiple applications at the same time, and something tries to hog your CPU, then Process Lasso’s priority tweaks generally mean your system stays very responsive.

Limiting CPU Use with Process Lasso’s CPU Limiter

The user creates rules telling the CPU Limiter which processes to act on, and when. When a process match exceeds a threshold, it is limited for the configured duration. Like other rules in Process Lasso, process matches can include wildcards and user names.

Process Lasso 9.3 – Introducing the CPU Limiter

Process Lasso 9.3 features our new CPU Limiter, increased precision of CPU use measurements, options menu categories, a refactored SmartTrim, better update notifications and more! CPU Limiter The CPU Limiter offers a graceful way to dynamically limit CPU utilization of an application when it exceeds a set threshold. It does this by temporarily constraining the […]

Process Lasso 9.2 – Introducing Dark Mode

Update: Process Lasso v9.4 is shown in the screenshot. Process Lasso v9.2 has been released! This version adds a Dark Mode theme and has considerable other refactoring of the GUI internals. You can enable Dark Mode by right-clicking on the graph to rotate between the 3 available color themes of Light, Dark, and Custom. Alternatively, […]

Coreprio: Open Sourced Under MIT License

Our Coreprio project, an application to optimize performance of the AMD 2970/2990wx CPUs under Windows, is now open source under the MIT license. Visit the repository here. The release of the source coincides with v0.0.6.3 of Coreprio, which includes some important refactoring. As a reminder, you can support my efforts here at Bitsum by purchasing […]

Overclockers: Don’t Skimp on Stress Testing!

Overclocking is so pervasive that CPU, RAM and motherboard manufacturers cater to it. Modern CPUs are smart enough to self-throttle if they reach a critical temperature, making it safer than it once was. Further, power-saving technologies such as core parking and frequency scaling help resist thermal build-up. Given this, you can probably get away with […]

Process Lasso 9.1 – Introducing the Instance Balancer

Process Lasso v9.1 has been released! This new version offers several enhancements over the last v9.0 build and a new feature called the Instance Balancer. The Instance Balancer individually assigns CPU cores to multiple instances of the same application. This is done by way of a selectable algorithm. Presently, the options are to either give […]

Coreprio v0.0.5.0 – Inclusion/Exclusion Patterns

Coreprio has been updated to allow for inclusion and exclusion patterns (list of applications to target). These apply to all features of Coreprio. Wildcards are allowed. The console mode utility allows these as well, via the new ‘–inclusions’ and ‘–exclusions’ parameters. Since Coreprio’s Dynamic Local Mode works best for applications that do not put a […]

Process Lasso: Processor Group Support

Process Lasso now supports and displays the processor group(s) an application’s threads are running on. We wrote about processor groups a while back. They exist to allow for systems with more than 64 logical CPU cores. In Process Lasso, we refer to Processor Groups as ‘CPU Groups’. By default, an application’s threads are assigned to […]