[concurrency-interest] Visualize parallelism

Kasper Nielsen kasper at kav.dk
Wed Feb 16 08:26:01 EST 2011

I looked into creating something like this.
But it proved a bit more cumbersome that I had expected because 
everything in ForkJoinPool&friends is final or private/package protected.

FJP needs some methods similar to beforeExecute and afterExecute
on ThreadPoolExecutor to make this happen.
Something like
ForkJoinPool.beforeExecute(ForkJoinWorkerThread thread, ForkJoinTask task);
ForkJoinPool.afterExecute(ForkJoinWorkerThread thread, ForkJoinTask 
task, Throwable t);
would be a good start.

Also FJP.forkOrSubmit(Task) is private so its cumbersome
to wrap tasks, because you have to override every execute() and submit() 
method in ForkJoinPool. At least make the execute() methods delegate to 
the submit() methods.


On 16-02-2011 08:01, David Holmes wrote:
> Are you looking for something that would show you the task graph that
> gets created? I don't know of any such tools, though it would be
> interesting to know a few basic facts about the graph when tuning your
> algorithms.
> The ability to use different cores is just a consequence of
> multi-threading. There's nothing specific to FJ about that - it will use
> as many cores as it has threads with work to do.
> David Holmes
>     -----Original Message-----
>     *From:* concurrency-interest-bounces at cs.oswego.edu
>     [mailto:concurrency-interest-bounces at cs.oswego.edu]*On Behalf Of
>     *Mohan Radhakrishnan
>     *Sent:* Wednesday, 16 February 2011 4:52 PM
>     *To:* concurrency-interest at cs.oswego.edu
>     *Subject:* [concurrency-interest] Visualize parallelism
>     Hi,
>     This is a newbie question.
>     What is the recommended way to visualize how the FJ API’s
>     parallelism is able to use different cores ? Is there a Windows tool
>     for visualizing it at that level ?
>     Is any tool like this used by the team to test the API ?
>     Thanks,
>     Mohan
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