[EuroPython] Collaborating on Pythyonic parallelism

Russel Winder russel.winder at concertant.com
Thu Jul 2 09:11:11 CEST 2009

After my session on Tuesday and my comments in David Jones' session
yesterday some people have come up to me to indicate that there is a
feeling that a collaborative effort to extend and improve Python's
support for parallelism would be a good thing.

There are already a couple of libraries presenting CSP, a package or two
doing Actor model and one or two addressing dataflow.  Add to this the
multiprocessing package already in Python, and Parallel Python.  And, of
course, SciPy and NumPy.

I have basically agreed with people to see if an effort can be made to
really drive this on so that Python is front and centre and not left
behind in the brave new world of endemic parallelism.

If you want to get involved please either catch me today at EuroPython
and give me a card or piece of paper with your contact details, or email


Dr Russel Winder      Partner
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