The utilization dip in the logical processor graphs was due to a frame change.
These photos provide a glimpse into the build of a 3ds Max render server and distributed bucket rendering node powered by an i7-5960X.
Yes, I know what you are thinking… those Corsair DIMMs aren’t yet distributed according to the recommended memory configuration for a partial RAM deck on this X-99 mobo. Good eye. I will surely correct that, and hopefully fill those empty slots soon.