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Old 02-13-2008, 09:40 PM   #1
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LXer: Take advantage of multiple CPU cores during file compression


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With the number of CPU cores in desktop machines moving from two to four and soon eight, the ability to execute computationally expensive tasks in parallel is becoming more important. The mgzip tools that can take advantage of multiple CPU cores during file compression, while pbzip2 uses multiple cores for both compression and decompression.

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