Windows FTP uses more resources than Unix
Posted on 2004-03-31
We have TCL scripts that interact with FTP on HP-Unix and transfer large files , each of around 50 MB, from remote machines to the local machine.
The CPU usage had been recorded to be 0.02 to 0.30 %.
We ran the same scripts using Active TCL on Windows 2000. Monitoring the processes in Task Manager shows the FTP process to be consuming 15% of the CPU time.
This mean that the FTP client on Windows 2000 consumes more resources.
We have a computation-intensive program running parallely and would like to keep most of the CPU time for that program.
Is there something we can do to reduce the CPU consumption of the FTP process?