Rendering on multiple cores

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Old 05 May 2009   #1
Rendering on multiple cores

I just recieved my new MacPro (2x 2.26GHz Quad Nehalem, 8GB RAM, 1.2TB Striped software-RAID)

I was putting Maya 2009 through it's paces, rendering some images that took forever on my old PowerMac G5.
When I turned on Activity monitor, to show the activity on all 8 cores I noticed that all cores were only around 20-30% all through a Maya-software-render.

Is this normal or are there things that need tweaking to go full throttle?
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Old 05 May 2009   #2
Not sure about maya software but I can render on the mac pro at work with mental ray using all 8 cores at full cpu usage.
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