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From Peter Donald <dona...@mad.scientist.com>
Subject Re: asynchronous tasks
Date Sat, 17 Jun 2000 15:14:18 GMT
At 05:03  17/6/00 +0200, you wrote:
>Hi Conor,
>
>What is the advantage of executing tasks asynch ? Perhaps I'm missing
>something here, but I'd say they are usually processor-bound, so you will not
>get extra speed out of it. And since a Java process is single-process by
>design, I assume even a second processor would not be able to speed this up.

It's extremely useful if you have to transfer stuff across the network.
None of my tasks need this functionality now but I suspect they may in the
future 

Cheers,

Pete

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