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Google Code-in 2012 BRL-CAD

Implement thread creation for Windows

completed by: Adrián Arroyo Calle

mentors: Sean, Daniel Rossberg

BRL-CAD implements support for running in parallel on computers with multiple CPUs or cores. However, there are lots of ways to run in parallel. BRL-CAD runs on Windows, but presently only in a single-threaded mode. To make it work in parallel, we need to define how threads are created.

This task involves implementing the necessary logic to create a new thread in bu_parallel(). This requires a very minor source code modification to just one file, but make sure it works with a simple test program. Make your program call bu_parallel(), see include/bu.h for API docs.



  • src/libbu/parallel.c