When processing RAW files Color Factory's memory defragmentation can be useful to improve performance.
Note: This functionality is only available in Color Factory Enterprise
Memory defragmentation can be valuable when processing large raw files that consume a lot of memory. However, if Color Factory is run in a virtual environment, this has some undesirable side effects: when memory defragmentation is enabled when you start Color Factory a large chunk of memory is allocated to it (possibly several gigabytes). On a regular server, this does not cause any harm - however, a virtual machine will grab all that memory from its host without releasing it again. As a result, a host running one or more Color Factory servers may funnel all its memory resources to Color Factory while other virtual machines on the host will suffer from a memory shortage.
We recommend disabling memory defragmentation when running Color Factory in virtual environments.
- In Color Factory Settings, select Global Options in the console tree and open the Process Environment tab.