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fork allows you to run a number of processes in parallel.

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fork allows you to run a number of processes in parallel.

fork is a simple Perl script to run a number of processes in parallel. Use it to spread the load of CPU-intensive jobs over multiple processors, or to parallelise jobs that have to wait for the network, such as downloads and backups.

What is it good for?

Two things, really: for speeding up batch processing by using all the CPUs in your system, and for running tasks in parallel that have external dependancies, such as network resources.

In the first case you can speed things up by a factor of the number of CPUs available; in the second case you can reduce the running time of all tasks to that of the slowest task.

Last updated on January 20th, 2007

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