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What’s New In Transact 4.5?


OCR | 32-Core Recostar License

 

The Recostar engine, used by Transact for OCRing the documents in Windows environment, is a licensed tool. The license is provided on a “per-core” basis. That means it is based on the amount of cores used to run the software, rather than the number of authorized users.

Previously, the full-page OCR on Ephesoft Transact servers was performed on the basis of an 8-core Recostar license. Thus, even if the server had 16 cores, the application could utilize only 8 cores for OCRing, and this was impacting the performance of the entire system.

In Ephesoft Transact v.4.5.0.0, the Recostar OCR engine allows utilization of 32 cores with an upgrade from 8-core to 32-core Recostar license. This is done to improve performance and make sure that all available resources are used with maximum efficiency and productivity.

Important: If you are using three or more servers in a cluster, the number of IO operations on the SharedFolders with 32-core Recostar license may increase and create a bottleneck, leading to performance drop.

To reduce this IO load from the SharedFolders, it is recommended to move the UNC folder to a separate disk (other than the one where the SharedFolders are installed).

The results of performance testing on Ephesoft Transact v.4.5.0.0 are shown below:

Results after moving the UNC folder to a separate disk:

Cluster Size Max Process Page Per batch No of batch Total Page Start End Duration PPM
3 Processing Servers 15 500 90 45000 02-11-2017 01:49 02-11-2017 02:50 01:01:06 736.50
3 Processing Servers 10 500 90 45000 02-11-2017 03:58 02-11-2017 04:59 01:00:56 738.51

 

Results before moving the UNC folder to a separate disk:

Cluster Size Max Process Page Per batch No of batch Total Page Start End Duration PPM
3 Processing Servers 10 30 500 15000 27-09-2017 4:47 27-09-2017 5:19 00:32:00 470.11