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running time and number of processors

Steve Yu
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Joined: Mar 26, 2003
Posts: 60
Suppose I run a pgm "java MyPgm param_1" on my machine I find it takes 1 hour. Then I run "Java MyPgm param_2" it takes 1 hr. Then I have to run "java MyPgm param_3", etc. Instead of running them one after another, I want to invoke two background jobs simultaneously, ie. run
java MyPgm param_1
java MyPgm param_2
java MyPgm param_3
Now how much time will it save ? Should it be ---
(sum of time of running one by one = 3hrs ) / number of processors ?
Cindy Glass
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Joined: Sep 29, 2000
Posts: 8521
Sort of depends. What percentage of your CPU is each process using?
If each one maxes out your CPU power, running in three different JVMs will not fix your problem.

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