multiprocessing vs. distributed processing
prologic at shortcircuit.net.au
Fri Jan 16 06:52:53 CET 2009
I've noticed over the past few weeks lots of questions
asked about multi-processing (including myself).
For those of you new to multi-processing, perhaps this
thread may help you. Some things I want to start off
with to point out are:
"multiprocessing will not always help you get things done faster."
"be aware of I/O bound applications vs. CPU bound"
"multiple CPUs (cores) can compute multiple concurrent expressions -
not read 2 files concurrently"
"in some cases, you may be after distributed processing rather than
multi or parallel processing"
-- "Problems are solved by method"
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