Take a modern Python codebase to the next level of performance.
On their own, AsyncIO and multiprocessing are useful, but limited: AsyncIO still can’t exceed the speed of GIL, and multiprocessing only works on one task at a time. But together, they can fully realize their true potential.
aiomultiprocess presents a simple interface, while running a full AsyncIO event loop on each child process, enabling levels of concurrency never before seen in a Python application. Each child process can execute multiple coroutines at once, limited only by the workload and number of cores available.
Gathering tens of thousands of network requests in seconds is as easy as:
async with Pool() as pool: results = await pool.map(<coroutine function>, <items>)
aiomultiprocess requires Python 3.6 or newer. You can install it from PyPI:
$ pip3 install aiomultiprocess
Most of aiomultiprocess mimics the standard multiprocessing module whenever possible, while accounting for places that benefit from async functionality.
Running your asynchronous jobs on a pool of worker processes is easy:
import asyncio from aiohttp import request from aiomultiprocess import Pool async def get(url): async with request("GET", url) as response: return await response.text("utf-8") async def main(): urls = ["https://jreese.sh", ...] async with Pool() as pool: async for result in pool.map(get, urls): ... # process result if __name__ == '__main__': # Python 3.7 asyncio.run(main()) # Python 3.6 # loop = asyncio.get_event_loop() # loop.run_until_complete(main())
Take a look at the User Guide for more details and examples.
For further context, watch the PyCon US 2018 talk about aiomultiprocess, “Thinking Outside the GIL”:
Slides available at Speaker Deck.