[Stackless] parallel processing

Christian Tismer tismer at tismer.com
Wed Oct 9 20:57:11 CEST 2002


Aaron Watters wrote:
> Regarding Odin:
> I'm heading towards finally doing another rewrite of Gadfly based
> in stackless, which might be kind of similar to Odin, maybe, fwiw.

I'm *very* much impressed.

> Regarding parallel processing I see 2 issues: (1) using multiple cpus
> in the same process and (2) distributing related tasklets across
> cpus in different processes (maybe on different boxes connected in a 
> network).
> 
> (1) Requires some basic changes to the Python interpreter like the
> "free threaded python" that Greg Stein played with some years back.

I was thinking to use multiple CPUs via multiple threads,
but if threading lets only one CPU run at any time,
you are right, I need free threading, in fact.

(2) seems to be different but easier.

Will work on this, next year.

ciao - chris

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