The number of parallel Instance is currently capped at 64, independent of hardware. This limit should be raised.
First Reason: Since even 64 bit Windows 7 supports up to 256 cores, it would be reasonable to raise that limit to 256.
(Even the next version of windows mobile (8) will support 64 cores. (Mobile! On a Phone! 🐵. Obviously the upcoming hardware is fast moving in that direction.)
Second Rason: Sometimes it is useful to generate many instances, even if we have fewer cores available, for example maintain individual data in a large number of identical reentrant subVIs. (Such an usage example where we want many instances even on a single core machine can be found here)
Idea: Raise the max number of parallel Instances of a parallel FOR loop to 256.