The second Kernel is a "helper Kernel" handles certain front end tasks. It does not count towards your permitted Kernel count for parallel processing...
I do not notice the slowdown you mention though.
On Jan 1, 8:04 pm, "mathgroup " <fizzym...@knology.net> wrote: > I notice when I run V9 and check the Task Manager that there are 2 Kernels running....is that how it is supposed to be?.... > > I also note that, for some reason, everything in V9 has really slowed down , i.e. key stroke entry, etc. > > thank you......Jerry Blimbaum