[Beowulf] Accelerator for data compressing

Carsten Aulbert carsten.aulbert at aei.mpg.de
Fri Oct 3 05:27:36 EDT 2008

Hi all

Bill Broadley wrote:
> Another example:
> http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?t=11670
> 7zip compress: 19:41
> Bzip2 compress:  8:56
> Gzip compress:  3:00
> Again 7zip is a factor of 6 and change slower than gzip.

Have you looked into threaded/parallel bzip2?

freshmeat has a few of those, e.g.


(with the usual disclaimer that I haven't tested them myself).


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