new version 1.05 released (Jan. 08, 2009)
open source software under a BSD-style license
PBZIP2 is a parallel implementation of the bzip2 block-sorting file compressor that uses pthreads and achieves near-linear speedup on SMP machines.
The output of this version is fully compatible with bzip2 v1.0.2 or newer
(ie: anything compressed with pbzip2 can be decompressed with bzip2).
has anyone seen this running under windows ? maybe with cygwin ?
it sounds interesting, but i dont see any benchmarks (CORE 2 DUO ??)