ANN: papyros 0.2

George Sakkis george.sakkis at
Mon Aug 11 22:11:42 CEST 2008

I am pleased to announce papyros-0.2, the second alpha release of

Compared to the initial release 14 months ago, only the basic goal has
remained the same; both the API and the internals have been thoroughly
revamped. Some of the highlights are:
- As simple as it gets: for most purposes, the API is reduced to a
single method ("dispatcher.execute(tasks)").
- Easier task definition.
- (Optional) ordered task execution and chunksize (inspired from
- A distributed group can now handle concurrently more than one
independent task sequences: enables serving multiple clients.
- Several bug fixes and performance improvements.

Papyros is a small platform independent package for parallel
processing. Currently two main implementations are provided for the
same API: one using multiple threads and the other multiple processes
on one or more hosts through Pyro (

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