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Python Parallel Programming Cookbook - Second Edition

By : Giancarlo Zaccone
Book Image

Python Parallel Programming Cookbook - Second Edition

By: Giancarlo Zaccone

Overview of this book

<p>Nowadays, it has become extremely important for programmers to understand the link between the software and the parallel nature of their hardware so that their programs run efficiently on computer architectures. Applications based on parallel programming are fast, robust, and easily scalable. </p><p> </p><p>This updated edition features cutting-edge techniques for building effective concurrent applications in Python 3.7. The book introduces parallel programming architectures and covers the fundamental recipes for thread-based and process-based parallelism. You'll learn about mutex, semaphores, locks, queues exploiting the threading, and multiprocessing modules, all of which are basic tools to build parallel applications. Recipes on MPI programming will help you to synchronize processes using the fundamental message passing techniques with mpi4py. Furthermore, you'll get to grips with asynchronous programming and how to use the power of the GPU with PyCUDA and PyOpenCL frameworks. Finally, you'll explore how to design distributed computing systems with Celery and architect Python apps on the cloud using PythonAnywhere, Docker, and serverless applications. </p><p> </p><p>By the end of this book, you will be confident in building concurrent and high-performing applications in Python.</p>
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Title Page

Thread synchronization with a condition

A condition identifies a change of state in the application. It is a synchronization mechanism where a thread waits for a specific condition and another thread notifies that this condition has taken place.

Once the condition takes place, the thread acquires the lock in order to get exclusive access to the shared resource.

Getting ready

A good way to illustrate this mechanism is by looking again at a producer/consumer problem. The class producer writes to a buffer if it is not full, and the class consumer takes the data from the buffer (eliminating them from the latter) if the buffer is full. The class producer will notify the consumer that the buffer is not empty, while the consumer will report...