[Python-ideas] solving multi-core Python

Sturla Molden sturla.molden at gmail.com
Thu Jun 25 17:25:41 CEST 2015

On 25/06/15 16:31, Nick Coghlan wrote:

> 3. The potential for collisions between objects means it isn't an
> embarrassingly parallel problem where the different computational
> threads can entirely ignore the existence of the other threads

Well, you can have a loop that updates all particles, e.g. by calling a 
coroutine associated with each particle, and then this loop is an 
embarrassingly parallel problem. You don't need to associate each 
particle with its own thread.

It is bad to teach students to use one thread per particle anyway. 
Suddenly they write a system that have thousands of threads.


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