September 23, 2002

100,000 threads in less than 2 seconds!


Gerhard Froehlich points out to a new major development in the 2.5 series Linux kernels: the Native POSIX Threading Library, sponsored by Redhat, is able to start up and destroy 100,000 threads on a dual Pentium III Xeon 450MHz in 2.3 seconds, with more than 50 threads running at the same time! The previous 2.5.31 kernel Previously the same test took 15 minutes: wow!

Posted by ovidiu at September 23, 2002 11:26 PM |
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