[Numpy-discussion] Simple shared arrays

Paul Ivanov pivanov314 at gmail.com
Fri Dec 31 02:13:21 EST 2010

Erik Rigtorp, on 2010-12-30 21:30,  wrote:
> Hi,
> I was trying to parallelize some algorithms and needed a writable
> array shared between processes. It turned out to be quite simple and
> gave a nice speed up almost linear in number of cores. Of course you
> need to know what you are doing to avoid segfaults and such. But I
> still think something like this should be included with NumPy for
> power users.
> This works by inheriting anonymous mmaped memory. Not sure if this
> works on windows.

I've successfully used (what I think is) Sturla Molden's
shmem_as_ndarray as outline here [1] and here [2] for these

1. http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/79fcf022b01b7fc3
2. http://folk.uio.no/sturlamo/python/multiprocessing-tutorial.pdf

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