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Multitasking will be rampant I assume this means the more cores the better right?
In general more core the better. However, the application must support it in order to use multiple cores. It is not a given. For example, TradeStation up to 9.0 does not support multi-core. When the overall CPU usage reaches 13%, charts start to freeze. Basically the "orchart.exe" process only works on 1 core, works it to death while the other 3 cores remain in idle. You should check with your trading software vendor.