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mpibzip2 - parallel bzip2 for cluster machines

Posted by Sachin Garg on 20th August 2007 | Permanent Link

Jeff Gilchrist has released mpibzip2, a parallel implementation of the popular bzip2 block-sorting file compressor that uses MPI and achieves significant speedup on cluster machines.

Similar to his pbzip2 multi-threaded bzip2, the output is fully compatible with bzip2. The results show a near linear speed-up for upto 30 nodes.

Source code is available under BSD style license.

4 Responses to “mpibzip2 - parallel bzip2 for cluster machines”

  1. maryam akmal Says:

    hey ..
    im studing course of parallel computing.i have to make a project.i have choosen file compression .can any one please help me out..can any one please provide me the source code…:(

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