Thanks for your post and sorry for the delay in our reply. Please allow me to answer your questions as you have laid out:
1) Sorry, but I'm not sure I understand this. What do you mean by "option shuffle"?
4) To the best of my knowledge, the application is multi-threaded.
6) There really isn't any way we can possibly estimate that. There's s many variables involved, going from where the product is installed against where you are generating the data to the processor speed on the box and speed of disk drives you have.
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