Parallel Python

Neal Becker ndbecker2 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 12 12:52:43 CET 2007


parallelpython at gmail.com wrote:

> Has anybody tried to run parallel python applications?
> It appears that if your application is computation-bound using 'thread'
> or 'threading' modules will not get you any speedup. That is because
> python interpreter uses GIL(Global Interpreter Lock) for internal
> bookkeeping. The later allows only one python byte-code instruction to
> be executed at a time even if you have a multiprocessor computer.
> To overcome this limitation, I've created ppsmp module:
> http://www.parallelpython.com
> It provides an easy way to run parallel python applications on smp
> computers.
> I would appreciate any comments/suggestions regarding it.
> Thank you!
> 

Looks interesting, but is there any way to use this for a cluster of
machines over a network (not smp)?




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