I recently discovered the Parallel Processing environment setting in ArcGIS (this must be new to 10.1), however, there is no mention as to what tools are designed to utilize this environment setting. ESRI provides one example of how to set the parallel processing environment:
import arcpy # Use half of the cores on the machine. arcpy.env.parallelProcessingFactor = "50%"
My questions are very closely related, so I am including them in the same thread:
- Which geoprocessing tools honor the parallel processing environment?
- Are these local or global settings (i.e. can you set the environment at the beginning of the Arcpy script and all respective tools will honor the environment setting thereafter?
- Are most geoprocessing tools already set to:
arcpy.env.parallelProcessingFactor = "100%"by default?