[GRASS-user] GRASS on Multi-Core CPUs?

Aren Cambre aren at arencambre.com
Sun Mar 6 09:41:34 EST 2011

Are there plans to release native 64 bit binaries of GRASS 7 for Windows?


On Sun, Mar 6, 2011 at 7:26 AM, Hamish <hamish_b at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Glynn wrote:
> > There's very little support for parallelism in GRASS. The
> > GPDE library supports it via OpenMP, and the 7.0 version of
> > r.mapcalc supports it via POSIX threads.
> ... and r.sun will have Seth's support for OpenCL as soon as I
> get around to merging it.  (* AFAIU you can tell OpenCL to work
> on multi core instead of GPU if you want)
> as GRASS is made up of many modules, containing many algorithms,
> and different multi-processor approaches are better for different
> algorithms/load profiles, it's not to surprising that there'll be
> a number of multi-proc approaches in the early days.
> also note that much of GRASS is really I/O bound not CPU bound,
> so you'll often get the most improvement by getting a fast RAID
> array.
> In the case of v.in.ogr being really slow, I think that's more a
> matter of a rather inefficient implementation instead of the need
> for raw CPU power. And IIRC the v.in.ogr situation is already a
> bit improved in GRASS 7-dev? Multi-core would certainly help, but
> in the long run it's better to solve the cause of the slowness
> rather than just throw more hardware at it.
> Hamish
> _______________________________________________
> grass-user mailing list
> grass-user at lists.osgeo.org
> http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/grass-user
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: http://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/grass-user/attachments/20110306/d5808ef4/attachment-0001.html

More information about the grass-user mailing list