A C++17 Thread Pool for High-Performance Scientific Computing

3 May 2021  ·  Barak Shoshany ·

We present a modern C++17-compatible thread pool implementation, built from scratch with high-performance scientific computing in mind. The thread pool is implemented as a single lightweight and self-contained class, and does not have any dependencies other than the C++17 standard library, thus allowing a great degree of portability. In particular, our implementation does not utilize OpenMP or any other high-level multithreading APIs, and thus gives the programmer precise low-level control over the details of the parallelization, which permits more robust optimizations. The thread pool was extensively tested on both AMD and Intel CPUs with up to 40 cores and 80 threads. This paper provides motivation, detailed usage instructions, and performance tests.

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