[GRASS-dev] [bug #5252] (grass) Multicore hardware and grass

Glynn Clements glynn at gclements.plus.com
Wed Nov 1 22:23:03 EST 2006

Request Tracker wrote:

> this bug's URL: http://intevation.de/rt/webrt?serial_num=5252

> This time next year dual quad - core desktop systems should be readily
> available. What level of effort would it take for GRASS to be able to
> split the processing load between the multiple cores?

Most of GRASS' processing is in the individual modules, so you would
have to re-write individual modules using multi-threaded algorithms.

It doesn't help that the core GRASS libraries aren't remotely
thread-safe, and can't readily be made so given the nature of the
existing API.

Glynn Clements <glynn at gclements.plus.com>

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