It is helpful for the forensics investigator to understand basic PC architecture to help in eliminating potential performance bottlenecks for their specific needs.
A 10 percent performance gain on an operation involving 100 hours of processing can net the investigator 10 hours of time savings.
In the Reduced Instruction Set Computing (RISC) architecture, such as the x86 processor, each instruction takes the CPU about 2.75 processor cycles per instruction on average to complete.
To take advantage of a multiprocessing PC, the program must be written in a multithreaded fashion, allowing for the simultaneous execution and management of program code.
All computer forensics investigators should have built a small number of computers from the ground ...