distributed Python deployment and communication
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execnet: distributed Python deployment and communication

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execnet provides carefully tested means to ad-hoc interact with Python interpreters across version, platform and network barriers. It provides a minimal and fast API targetting the following uses:

  • distribute tasks to local or remote processes
  • write and deploy hybrid multi-process applications
  • write scripts to administer multiple hosts


  • zero-install bootstrapping: no remote installation required!
  • flexible communication: send/receive as well as callback/queue mechanisms supported
  • simple serialization of python builtin types (no pickling)
  • grouped creation and robust termination of processes
  • well tested between CPython 2.7, 3.4+, Jython 2.5.1 and PyPy 2.2 interpreters.
  • interoperable between Windows and Unix-ish systems.
  • integrates with different threading models, including standard os threads, eventlet and gevent based systems.