Hi. Using Julia happily for 3 years.
Just checking before I do some potentially destructive file handling. I have huge amounts of monthly data and I want to clean-reformat it and I have a working code and an 8 core laptop.
In the code, I check if a substring is in a file name and then deletes the ones that are irrelevant and copies the keepers with a flag. Then later I delete everything except keepers.
I tested and did proof of concept for Jan. In Feb I optimised for speed with type specs and considering loop invariants blah blah.
All the action happens in a one discrete parent/working folder, per month, though things get copied and removed a little between folders within that.
I propose to open five terminals for five months at time for the remaining 10 months, and run a single thread Julia instance in each.
The question is more abstracted than the code. The code is unremarkable. It’s a question about Julia’s behaviour in parallel teriminals in Linux.
Here is the question.
Ubuntu box on standard x86-64. If I CTRL+ALT+T and bring up five parallel 1 thread instances can I safely run five months in parallel? Is it thread safe in that regard?