multiprocessing vs. distributed processing

James Mills prologic at
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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