I have a student version of Mathematica. I'm currently running it on my 8 Core Desktop. On my current Desktop I use it for Numerically integrating expressions 1000s of times, the ParallelTable function comes in handy for that. If I upgrade to a 32 core processor, will Mathematica use all 32 cores for ParallelTable or will it only use a portion of that? Thanks
If I upgrade to a 32 core processor, will Mathematica use all 32 cores for ParallelTable or will it only use a portion of that?
It will only use as many parallel kernels as your license permits. For the student desktop versions you can look it up here. As you can see, you won't have more than 4 computational kernels.
With my license, I have 8 computational kernels and when I use the preferences to force it to start 10, I get an error message that clearly says that 2 of them could not be started
The other type of parallelism that is provided through
Parallelization -> True and other built-in functions of Mathematica does not have this restriction though.