From: Emin.shopper Martinian.shopper on 9 Nov 2009 07:45
I am pleased to announce the release of superpy 1.2.1 available from
As this is the first announcement of superpy, any comments and
feedback would be much appreciated.
Superpy distributes python programs across a cluster of machines or
across multiple processors on a single machine. This is a
coarse-grained form of parallelism in the sense that remote tasks
generally run in separate processes and do not share memory with the
Key features of superpy include:
* Send tasks to remote servers or to same machine via XML RPC call
* GUI to launch, monitor, and kill remote tasks
* GUI can automatically launch tasks every day, hour, etc.
* Works on the Microsoft Windows operating system
o Can run as a windows service
o Jobs submitted to windows can run as submitting user or as
* Inputs/outputs are python objects via python pickle
* Pure python implementation
* Supports simple load-balancing to send tasks to best servers
The ultimate vision for superpy is that you:
1. Install it as an always on service on a cloud of machines
2. Use the superpy scheduler to easily send python jobs into the
cloud as needed
3. Use the SuperWatch GUI to track progress, kill tasks, etc.
For smaller deployments, you can use superpy to take advantage of
multiple processors on a single machine or multiple machines to
maximize computing power.
What makes superpy different than the many other excellent parallel
processing packages already available for python? The superpy package
is designed to allow sending jobs across a large number of machines
(both Windows and LINUX). This requires the ability to monitor, debug,
and otherwise get information about the status of jobs.
While superpy is currently used in production for a number of
different purposes, there are still many features we want to add. For
a list of future plans and opportunities to help out or add to the
discussion, please visit
For a quick example of some of the the things superpy can do, check
out http://code.google.com/p/superpy/wiki/Demos or in particular the
demo application PyFog at http://code.google.com/p/superpy/wiki/PyFog.
To install, you can use easy_install to try superpy via "easy_install
superpy" or download a python egg from downloads. Of course, you will
need python installed and if you are using windows, you should also
install the python windows tools from
http://code.google.com/p/superpy/wiki/InstallFAQ if you have more
questions about installation.