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Bug 2029963 - Review Request: python-pp - Parallel and distributed programming for Python
Summary: Review Request: python-pp - Parallel and distributed programming for Python
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: Package Review
Version: rawhide
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Nobody's working on this, feel free to take it
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: fedora-neuro, NeuroFedora
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2021-12-07 16:49 UTC by Ankur Sinha (FranciscoD)
Modified: 2021-12-07 20:08 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2021-12-07 20:08:29 UTC
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Description Ankur Sinha (FranciscoD) 2021-12-07 16:49:34 UTC
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Parallel Python is an open source and cross-platform module written in pure


- Parallel execution of python code on SMP and clusters
- Easy to understand and implement job-based parallelization technique (easy to
  convert serial application in parallel)
- Automatic detection of the optimal configuration (by default the number of
  worker processes is set to the number of effective processors)
- Dynamic processors allocation (number of worker processes can be changed at
- Low overhead for subsequent jobs with the same function (transparent caching
  is implemented to decrease the overhead)
- Dynamic load balancing (jobs are distributed between processors at runtime)
- Fault-tolerance (if one of the nodes fails tasks are rescheduled on others)
- Auto-discovery of computational resources
- Dynamic allocation of computational resources (consequence of auto-discovery
  and fault-tolerance)
- SHA based authentication for network connections
- Cross-platform portability and interoperability (Windows, Linux, Unix, Mac OS
- Cross-architecture portability and interoperability (x86, x86-64, etc.)
- Open source

Fedora Account System Username: ankursinha

Comment 1 Ankur Sinha (FranciscoD) 2021-12-07 16:49:37 UTC
This package built on koji:

Comment 2 Ben Beasley 2021-12-07 18:12:08 UTC
Another package you maintain,, is a fork of this one. It seems to be actively maintained, and provides the “ppserver” command and a compatible “pp” package.

Adding “%py_provides python3-pp” to that package will make it provide python3-pp/python3.10-pp, but still not “python3dist(pp)”.

It seems like patching dependency metadata from ppft to pp in dependent packages where required is probably a better approach than unretiring this package, especially given the multiple file conflicts that would result.

Comment 3 Ankur Sinha (FranciscoD) 2021-12-07 20:08:29 UTC
Yeh, that makes a lot more sense.

I've filed this now and I'll go see what we need to do to include all the necessary requires in ppft:

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