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Is threading a good option?

Posted on 2006-07-21
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Hi

My problem:

I need to connect to a bunch of computers (4000) and execute a batch file. Because these computers are in use I have a limited window in which to accomplish this. My idea is to use a threadpool with each thread making a remote connection and executing the batch file in order to improve the time to complete. Will threading improve my time to complete. I will probably use the WMI Win32_process.create method to run the batch file.

Target computers: WinXP without .NET

Matt
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Hi matt_d_p,

Threading is good, but can be dangerous if you dont use it properly.  For exampe, if 2 threads are accessinf the same file - i dont think its going to like that, however with threading you can Queue processes.  You can use threading to run multiple processes at once, i.e you may have one thread talking and retrieving info from the database, and you might have another thread sending that information somewhere, acting as a data router

Threading is extremely useful, but do some serious reading before you commit to code

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Threading benefits can be seen more on computers with multi processors.  If the target machines don't have multiple processors, then you may not see very much benefit and therefore it may not be worth the overhead.

A good book that discusses threading is:

C# Threading Handbook by Wrox ISBN: 1861008295
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Thanks Apresto

My thread will be working on a seperate remote machine in each case so I don't need to worry about syncronization or anything like that. I'm hoping that running multiple threads will reduce my time as I think a lot of the single process time is spent waiting on the network.

the only place I might have to be careful is I'd like to output the machine name to a text file for record purposes but I think I can use the built in delegate for that.
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