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How to reduce CPU usage

asked 2013-02-14 02:30:15 -0600

AzCafre gravatar image

Hi, Is normal to have a CPU usage of 85% when I am simulating the "" file? And, if it is normal how can I reduce it?

I tried with the "update_rate" param but nothing changed

I have a: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q8300 @ 2.50GHz ATi Radeon HD 4350


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It's not exactly an answer to your problem, but I can tell you that it's processor dependent. Using the same amount of RAM and same video card, my CPU usage dropped hugely when switching from a Xeon quad core to a CORE i5. Everything became a lot smoother too.

Ben B gravatar imageBen B ( 2013-02-15 18:25:21 -0600 )edit

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answered 2013-02-18 03:11:12 -0600

AzCafre gravatar image

I unistalled the proprietary fglrx driver for ATI Radeon and now I have a CPU usage of 5-10%

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answered 2013-02-15 18:30:26 -0600

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it's possible your computer does not have high resolution timer, in which case gazebo defaults to busy loop unless the sleep time requested is feasible.

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