Running methods in parallel

is there a way to parallelize ruby methods?

So I can do something like this:

5.times do
Foobar.new(“somestuff”)
end

#do stuff while Foobar-objects are running


so the script creates 5 objects, and just lets them do their job, while
running the rest of the code.

meh, I really hope you understand what i mean :wink:

nvm

just found the Thread.new method.

Hi

On Jul 28, 2008, at 8:50 PM, Skave R. wrote:

is there a way to parallelize ruby methods?

You can always use threads:
http://corelib.rubyonrails.org/classes/Thread.html

5.times do
Foobar.new(“somestuff”)
end

#do stuff while Foobar-objects are running

5.times do
Thread.new {
Foobar.new(“somestuff”)
}
end

do stuff while Foobar objects are running

You can always use threads:

Threads are often a patch over bad architecture. You can also try this:

foobars = (0…5).map{ Foobar.new(“somestuff”) }

loop do
foobars.each{|foobar| foobar.run_one_slice }
end

Whatever foobar does, it must use some loop statement. If you put the
loop on
the outside, you will have a better architecture. Each call to
run_one_slice
performs one foobar activity. Foobar must store its state as instance
variables,
between each call to .run_one_slice. That forces Foobar to be more
object-oriented, and more event-driven.

If you start with a good architecture, and measure it, you will know if
its
performance is adequate, or if it needs more help. Only then you add
threads.
And threads work best with event-driven architectures, so adding the
thread last
is always better than adding it first. Premature optimization is the
root of all
evil.

Take a look at Forkoffhttp://rubyforge.org/projects/codeforpeople

and Peach
http://peach.rubyforge.org/

dean

is there a way to parallelize ruby methods?

Have a look at ForkAndReturn [1,2]. ForkAndReturn implements a
couple of methods that simplify running a block of code in a
subprocess. The result (Ruby object or exception) of the block
will be available in the parent process.

Here’s an example:

[1, 2, 3, 4].concurrent_collect do |object|
2*object
end # ===> [2, 4, 6, 8]

This runs each “2*object” in a seperate process. Hopefully, the
processes are spread over all available CPU’s.

gegroet,
Erik V. - http://www.erikveen.dds.nl/

[1] http://www.erikveen.dds.nl/forkandreturn/doc/index.html
[2] http://rubyforge.org/projects/forkandreturn/

This forum is not affiliated to the Ruby language, Ruby on Rails framework, nor any Ruby applications discussed here.

| Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Remote Ruby Jobs