[THIN] Re: Excel performance Issue

  • From: Magnus Hjorleifsson <magnus@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: "thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2011 19:07:17 -0500

I hate to say this but upgrade to office 2007 as excel is multithreaded and 
will actually use all of the processors. We ran into the same issue. Put them 
on the same type server ( same model, CPU, memory x86) with 2007 and if cut 
there calc time by 90% 

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On Nov 22, 2011, at 23:57, Angela Smith <angela_smith9@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi 
> 
> I have an interesting issue where some Excel power users are complaining 
> about performance on my Windows 2003 XenApp 4.5 farm (x86).  We are running 
> Office 2003 and performance is very bad when large XLS files are opened.  Its 
> not uncommon for a user to have 2 x Excel + MS Access programs open often 
> using around 800Mb RAM.  I did some tests with only 1 user on the server and 
> Excel was very slow.  User was using 700MB RAM but no CPU.  The XLS file is 
> on the same network as the XenApp server so there are no issues here (Gig 
> networking). 
> 
> Server hardware 
> 2 x Quad Core CPU 
> 10Gb RAM 
> 
> Are there any tweaks I can perform to improve performance for Excel?  I have 
> a dedicated XenApp Server specifically for my 5 finance users so there is 
> plenty of resources
> 
> Thanks
> Ang

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